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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)


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


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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Fairfax lawyer helps fund restaurants during COVID-19

John Harrity and employees from his firm at a charitable race for the American Heart Association organized by Harrity 4 Charity

A Fairfax attorney is using his charity organization to help community members suffering from the financial impacts of COVID-19. In 2016, John Harrity, managing partner of Harrity & Harrity, nearly died at 49 from a “widowmaker” — a heart attack ...

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Pro bono: A call to service (access required)


Virginia courts began reopening in May as COVID-19 restrictions eased, and evictions began in some courts but have now been suspended until June 28 under the Supreme Court’s order of June 8. Virginia’s legal aid programs, already unable to meet ...

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How to talk to your employer if you’re nervous about going back to work


Most of Virginia entered Phase 2 of the governor’s plan to reopen the commonwealth on June 5. Though many essential workers have already been upholding grocery stores, banks and hospitals, a whole slew of Virginia’s workforce is getting ready to ...

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Drive-through service: Beach clerk uses old bank to work during pandemic (access required)


Under pressure to maintain in-person services for people seeking concealed carry permits and marriage licenses despite COVID-19 restrictions, one Virginia court clerk hit on a novel solution. She adapted an unused bank building to allow drive-through services behind the building’s ...

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