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Study: unrepresented civil litigants lose more often (access required)

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The vast majority of litigants going through General District Court in Virginia are not represented by attorneys, according to a study conducted on behalf of Blue Ridge Legal Services. Unrepresented litigants lose the majority of General District Court cases when ...

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Man’s witness tampering waives right to confront (access required)

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Even though a domestic violence defendant did not prevent his alleged victim from coming to court, his use of emotional manipulation to silence her was enough to allow her out-of-court statements to be used to convict him, the Virginia Court ...

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Judges question roadblock to sentence review (access required)

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A panel of federal appeals judges had sharp questions last month about why federal prosecutors are resisting a fix for a drug defendant sentenced to 12 years in prison under a mistaken standard. A mutual mistake about application of a ...

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Presenting ‘Largest Law Firms’ for 2018

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The survey appears in a magazine inserted in the April 23 edition. READ THE DIGITAL EDITION The survey has been compiled every year since 1989 and gives readers ...

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Your law firm is like a factory, SC lawyer says in new book (access required)

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“The Lean Law Firm,” a new book co-authored by attorney Dave Maxfield of Columbia, South Carolina (along with Larry Port, the CEO of Rocket Matter, a case management software company), is grounded in a few key insights. One is that ...

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