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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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Bar examiners to offer September exam session (access required)

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In the face of concerns about hundreds of candidates taking the Virginia Bar Exam in person over two days this month during the unabated COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has announced a September option. The bar exam ...

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Courts plan for post-pandemic operations (access required)

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Virginia court officials are taking initial, deliberate steps towards resuming jury trials and returning to some semblance of normal operation, even while the judicial emergency now extends to Aug. 9 and some courts have had to close their doors for ...

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Jury trial hiatus extended (access required)

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Virginia’s jury trial moratorium continues. The Supreme Court of Virginia has extended its declaration of judicial emergency through July 19. Regardless of when any circuit court scheduling order was entered, “all civil and criminal jury trials are suspended and shall ...

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Summer wellness tips to try this season

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Summer has officially arrived. The turn of the new season often comes with backyard barbecues and trips to the beach. Given some, er, unexpected events that 2020 has brought on (we don’t have to go into the whole worldwide pandemic ...

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What comes after the Great Pause? (access required)

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As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic extend past what many thought would last just a few weeks, this strange period has touched all of us in some way, whether by the virus itself, or the fallout from it. Those ...

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