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Overheard at lunch…

The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, of which our company is a member, has tapped into a program called “Connect 4 Lunch.” You sign up and based on your general stated interests and profile, you get matched to three Chamber ...

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Law as a Second Career: Alan Page

Here’s an item in honor of the Minnesota Vikings, who may or may not be headed to the Super Bowl after this weekend. Alan Page, a defensive tackle, was one of the Vikings’ vaunted “Purple People Eaters” of the 1960s ...

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How deflating

Every now and then we’ll get a story about a judge or lawyer behaving badly, based on something really kind of off the wall. Here’s one from Southern Maryland: A circuit judge has been brought up on ethical charges for…deflating ...

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Lawn Order in Spotsylvania

Apparently there are grass scofflaws in Spotsylvania County that need to be given the business. Eighteen counties currently have the authority to enact local ordinances requiring residents to keep their grass cut to a length of no longer than 12 ...

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Good marketing gone bad

“Dear VA Lawyers,” the e-mail message started. Uh-oh. We’ve gotten junk mail addressed to “Ms. Virginia Lawyers Weekly” before. Once, Virginia nearly won the publisher’s clearinghouse sweepstakes. “2009 has generated a lot of uncertainty for many people but there is ...

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Turn down $80K? What are they thinking?

Elizabeth Wurtzel, the author of “Prozac Nation” and “Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women,” has a column in this morning’s Wall Street Journal on “Tough Times for Big Law.” Wurtzel, who graduated from Yale Law School last year and has ...

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The W&M mascot search

The College of William and Mary has been in the hunt for a new mascot since February. This morning the school announced the five finalists for mascot, the creature that bounces around the sports field, urging the team to victory ...

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