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Security clearance concerns amid a recession and pandemic (access required)

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For Americans who make careers out of military service, obtaining approval to handle classified information makes a big difference in terms of advancement and pay. Unfortunately, that coveted security clearance could become another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic ...

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Zooming witnesses: Best practices for ‘remote’ interviews during pandemic (access required)

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It’s easy to rattle off a list of the disadvantages of conducting an important meeting, interview, deposition or even court hearing using Zoom or other videoconferencing tools. There are technical issues, security concerns, challenges in dealing with documents and exhibits, ...

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Courts struggle on plans for resumed jury trials (access required)

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Virginia judges, lawyers and court officials in various roles expressed frustration this month as they tried to assemble individual local plans for the resumption of jury trials. Many courts have submitted plans, but apparently none had been approved by the ...

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Supreme Court splits on eviction delay power (access required)

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A divided Supreme Court of Virginia has acceded to a request from the governor to institute a second suspension of Virginia eviction proceedings. The new, four-week freeze was welcomed by legal aid housing advocates, but the court’s Aug. 7 published ...

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How to exercise with a face mask

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As Virginia eases into Stage 3 and stay-at-home orders become less strict, many “non-essential” businesses have begun reopening their doors – including fitness studios and gyms. While it can be tempting to return to your local Life Time Fitness or ...

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Law firm tracks COVID-19 litigation nationwide

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Torsten Kracht, a litigation partner with Hunton Andrews Kurth, began to consider the impact COVID-19 would have on law long before the virus consumed the commonwealth. “When COVID-19 was spreading in Europe back in February, and it seemed apparent it ...

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