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War Story: When twins go bad (access required)

Before joining Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 1988, I practiced law in Southwest Virginia for about three years. Like many rookie lawyers, I got a lot of court-appointed criminal work. I handled a jury trial for one of my court-appointed clients ...

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For clerk, a fine and proper adieu (access required)

An Office of Administrative Hearings clerk who is retiring after 30 years in her job has received a send-off befitting her position—an official ruling by the OAH “approving” her retirement. Styled as “In the matter of the appeal of Kim ...

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Called for traveling (access required)

In litigation, like real estate, it’s sometimes all about location, location, location. But the North Carolina Court of Appeals apparently wants to make it clear that it is the parties — not judges — who have the right to object ...

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Formal or formality? (access required)

A couple of days ago, the North Carolina Judicial Branch’s communications office posted on its Twitter and YouTube pages a nearly two-minute video full of fashion tips for those having “business at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.” Whether showing up for ...

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War zero (access required)

For years now, 64-year-old Daniel Sullivan Jr. of Morganton has put himself out there to be Special Forces soldier, a Vietnam veteran wounded in combat when an enemy’s bullet pierced his neck. His wartime efforts earned him a Purple Heart ...

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Watch your mouth (access required)

The language of law is rich and varied. Anyone who goes to law school learns a whole new vocabulary. And words, especially in statutes, are open to different meanings and interpretations. But are they open to different pronunciations? Not so ...

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TAXHOVA’s Witness (access required)

If you’re going into the business of preparing tax returns for clients, the No. 1 rule is probably that you shouldn’t start churning out bogus tax returns for them. And you definitely shouldn’t call attention to your business by setting ...

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