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

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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)

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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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