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A primer on blockchain and cryptocurrencies (access required)

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Intellectual property attorneys should familiarize themselves with blockchain technology to better assist internal and external clients in identifying potential opportunities to enhance business operations utilizing the technology and to develop a strategy to protect IP associated with any such business ...

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Alston nominated for federal seat of Judge Lee (access required)

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Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. soon will be nominated officially by President Trump to succeed U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee on the Eastern District federal bench. Trump announced June 7 his intent to nominate a ...

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Courts still short staffed, Lemons says (access required)

Virginia Supreme Court Justice, Donald W. Lemons in the court chambers in Richmond, Va., Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Anticipated full funding of all authorized judgeships is good news, but Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons says other offices at Virginia courthouses remain shorthanded. Lemons provided a supplement to the annual State of the Judiciary address in ...

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Judge won’t shield cops who kicked family out of home (access required)

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Law enforcement officers who forced two family members out of their Patrick County home after a foreclosure auction and blocked them from retrieving personal property face a jury trial on conversion and civil rights claims, a Danville federal judge has ...

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What every lawyer should know about mediation (access required)

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When grown-ups tell an especially precocious child that he or she “ought to be a lawyer when you grow up,” it is not always meant as a compliment. Often the suggestion is really a euphemistic complaint that the child is ...

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1. Be overbroad. 2. Fail the ‘janitor test’…. (access required)

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In “Big Boss Man,” the popular blues song by Jimmy Reed, Elvis Presley sang about cruel working conditions, including “round the clock” hours and punitive measures for taking breaks. While Elvis sang about the need to get a new boss ...

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