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Va. lawyer accused of trying to have sex with client

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RICHMOND, VA — A Virginia Beach lawyer faces state bar charges that he tried to entice a jailed client to join him and his girlfriend in a three-way sexual liaison. The action comes as the Virginia State Bar considers recommending ...

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Supporting women’s entrepreneurship during COVID-19 and beyond

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It has been five months since COVID-19 tightened its grip on America’s economy and the repercussions weigh most heavily on small business owners, and disproportionately on female business owners across the nation by several measures. As of the start of ...

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Security clearances become concern amid a recession and pandemic

FILE - This June 6, 2013 file photo, shows the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A former National Security Agency contractor awaits sentencing in Baltimore’s federal court for storing two decades’ worth of classified documents at his Maryland home. Harold Martin’s plea agreement calls for a nine-year prison sentence, but U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett isn’t bound by the deal’s terms when he sentences Martin on Friday, July 19, 2019.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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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‘Pepe the Frog’ movie brings stardom to IP lawyers

A woman wears a mask of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon figure appropriated by far-right groups, as she stands next to a woman holding a U.S. flag and a "Trump 2020" hat, Thursday, May 14, 2020, during a protest rally at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The demonstration was against Washington Gov. Inslee and Washington state's stay-at-home orders restricting some businesses and public gatherings in efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

BOSTON, MA — It has been called the “most important political film of 2020.” And two of its stars are intellectual property lawyers. The documentary “Feels Good Man” chronicles artist Matt Furie’s quest to wrest control of his cartoon creation, ...

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Educate PA launches Md. sister company

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Educate PA, a database that gives subscribers the ability to view all public-school teaching, administrative and support jobs in the state on one online location, has expanded its services to Maryland, the Wyomissing-based company announced. A similar database now will ...

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In-house counsel survey: Energy sector sees biggest pay boost

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The average annual salary increase rate for all in-house counsel across industries remained constant at 4.4%, with the energy sector experiencing the highest increase rate of 5.4% for the second year in a row, according to a national online survey. ...

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New York AG leads push to recognize ERA

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., joined from left by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other congressional Democrats, holds up a copy of the Constitution during an event about their resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

New York Attorney General Letitia James is leading a coalition of 19 attorneys general and one governor in a fight to recognize the Equal Rights Amendment as the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. An amendment requires three-quarters of states ...

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Law firm combinations at lowest point in 10 years, report says

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There were seven law firm combinations announced in the United States in the second quarter of 2020, a sluggish pace that is likely caused by the pandemic-driven economic slowdown, according to an online service that tracks law firm mergers and acquisitions. All ...

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