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Courts stop speedy trial clocks because of virus (access required)

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Many Virginia prosecutors have relief from their normally tight speedy-trial deadlines for bringing criminal defendants to justice under rulings from three influential courts. The decisions were prompted by the coronavirus outbreak. The federal courts of Virginia and the Fairfax County ...

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How to speak with employees about COVID-19 (access required)

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COVID-19 was declared a nationwide pandemic on March 11. In a matter of weeks, the novel coronavirus became an all-consuming global crisis causing an unprecedented societal and business upheaval. Businesses have shut down. Workers have been let go. Remote working ...

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Lawyers vexed by court shutdown (access required)

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Virginia lawyers are frustrated as a shutdown of nearly all non-emergency court activity continued for a third week in courts throughout the state. Litigators – both civil and criminal – complained that matters that could readily be resolved with now-familiar ...

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Carry on (access required)

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The gym and the lodge may be shut down for the duration of the pandemic response, but Virginia lawyers and the businesses that support them have been hustling to keep the wheels turning, often by remote control. For most lawyers ...

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Courts are scrambling to address coronavirus (access required)

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Courts across Virginia have been forced to rapidly escalate their planning and communication processes over the past two weeks in an effort to avoid public gatherings and therefore to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, Rapidly changing policies and ...

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