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Digital payment: The ethics of accepting cryptocurrency for legal fees (access required)

As the world becomes more digitized, the ways people pay for goods and services rendered are becoming more digitized as well. The legal field is no exception. A recent proposed ethics opinion from the Florida Bar Ethics Department tackled some ...

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Virginia law deans back use of Uniform Bar Exam (access required)

The eight deans of Virginia’s law schools unanimously have recommended that Virginia adopt the Uniform Bar Examination, according to a letter sent to the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners earlier this year. If adopted, Virginia would join 38 states, Washington ...

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Lawyers admit to extortion scheme (access required)

Two Virginia lawyers have pleaded guilty to orchestrating a massive attempted shakedown of a multinational chemical company in a scheme that would have profited the lawyers at the expense of their clients. The attorneys admitted they offered to protect a ...

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Hourly rates and billable hours support $975,000 fee award (access required)

Where a successful plaintiff was awarded $3 million in damages in her Trafficking Victims Protection Act, or TVPA lawsuit, the award of $975,000 in attorneys’ fees was found reasonable based on the rates charged, the hours worked and the sophistication ...

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Law firm challenges use of ‘filter team’ to review its files (access required)

Where a district court allowed a government “filter team” to review privileged attorney-client documents unrelated to the investigation of lawyer A and client A, it was in error because it assigned judicial functions to the filter team and failed to ...

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