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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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Federal assistance may prolong bankruptcy filings (access required)

Store Closing and Going out of Business signs displayed at a soon to be closed store I

With businesses closed, employees furloughed and sales plummeting, there will almost certainly be an increase in bankruptcy filings as a result of the pandemic. But with the recent outpouring of federal financial support, attorneys say the uptick in “COVID-caused” bankruptcy ...

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Richmond firm collaborates with food bank

Breit Cantor worked with Primo’s Pizza to deliver approximately 50 meals to hospitals across the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas.

Grocery stores weren’t the only businesses that were ransacked by anxious customers when the coronavirus outbreak began. Food banks across Virginia were wiped out by individuals eager to stock their pantries to avoid public interaction as the pandemic ensued. “People ...

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Local option: Face masks not required in all Virginia courts (access required)

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As Virginia courthouses reopen, jurisdictions disagree on whether or not face masks will be required upon entry. The Supreme Court of Virginia issued guidance stating that court officials are expected to take “reasonable steps” to protect public health as local ...

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Courts ease back into operation (access required)

Courtroom Witness Stand Chair

Taking things a step at a time, Virginia trial courts have again opened their doors to in-person hearings for non-emergency matters, to generally good reviews by lawyers around the state. Courthouse halls were quiet as files continued to pile up ...

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