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California for all (access required)

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By Jessie Ammons Rumbley and Maura Mazurowski If California were its own country, it would have the fifth-largest economy in the world. So when the Golden State throws its weight around, it can rumble the desks of attorneys from coast ...

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To attract more ‘seasoned’ lawyers to bench, pensions being studied (access required)

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Legislators hope that by collaborating with the courts and the state retirement system they can adjust judicial pension formulas to attract more “seasoned” lawyers to the bench. Senators from both parties spoke as one last month to lament financial disincentives ...

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2020 ‘Largest Law Firms’ survey open

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly is now accepting submissions for the 2020 annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The annual survey highlights the 75 largest law firms in Virginia. The rankings are based on the number of Virginia-licensed attorneys working in ...

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Noncompete went too far to limit employees (access required)

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Saying businesses have no right to put an “impermeable barrier” around employees and contractors, a Fairfax circuit judge has rejected an action to enforce broadly written noncompete and nonsolicitation clauses. The ruling could open opportunities for medical professionals and others ...

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Virginia Bar Association taps leaders, board for 2020 (access required)

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WILLIAMSBURG–Virginia Beach lawyer Alison M. McKee took office as president of the Virginia Bar Association at the group’s winter meeting in Williamsburg Jan. 25. McKee, who practices with Kaufman & Canoles, succeeds Richard E. Garriott Jr., also of Virginia Beach. ...

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