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10 steps for preparing for an appellate argument (access required)

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Once an appeal has been fully briefed and the oral argument has been scheduled, it is time to get ready for the argument. Thorough preparation for the argu­ment should go far beyond just re-reading the briefs and making an outline. ...

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Christian’s religious bias claim survives (access required)

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A printing manager who says he was fired by a boss with a record of making anti-Christian remarks can go forward with his religious discrimination claim. A Harrisonburg federal judge has denied summary judgment in the case. The plaintiff contends ...

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Lawyer must testify about how she got documents (access required)

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An unnamed criminal defense at­torney and her investigator will have to answer federal prosecu­tors’ questions about how they came into possession of allegedly fraudulent documents that were in­troduced as evidence at their cli­ent’s trial. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Feds can no longer seize ‘untainted’ assets pre-trial (access required)

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Criminal defendants in the feder­al courts covered by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may have an easier time coming up with the funds to pay for their defense attor­neys from now on. On Aug. 18 the full 4th ...

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The VLW 2017 ADR Survey

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In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to provide the results of the VLW 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. This project provides information about ADR providers across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the opportunity to provide ba­sic information ...

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