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Should Your Church Incorporate?

By: Kathy Waters, Esq. Is your church or synagogue a corporation? You may not have given it much thought, perhaps because for more than 200 years, and until relatively recently, a clause in the Constitution of Virginia prohibited any religious institution from incorporating. The prohibition was struck down in 2002 in the seminal case of […]

Hiring and Supervising New Lawyers

By Maryse C. Allen The adage “hire slow, fire fast” seems like sound practice. Yet I have never had either the luxury of time to do the first or the ruthlessness to do the last. When I have needed to hire a new lawyer, I typically needed to fill a position with speed. And, when […]

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What You Do & Do Not Learn in Law School

By Krista N. Yancey We are all familiar with the recurring discussions over whether law school really prepares its students for practice. Luckily, I have had the pleasure of working with dozens of excellent professors and mentors throughout law school, during internships, and in the beginning of practice. Every single one, it seems, has shared […]

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What You Do & Do Not Learn in Law School: A Family Lawyer’s Perspective

By Krista N. Yancey We are all familiar with the recurring discussions over whether law school really prepares its students for practice. Luckily, I have had the pleasure of working with dozens of excellent professors and mentors throughout law school, during internships, and in the beginning of practice. Every single one, it seems, has shared […]

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Petula C. Metzler to Become Prince William County Judge

Prince William’s newest judge will also be the first African American to serve in the county’s General District Court. Virginia’s General Assembly recently appointed lawyer Petula C. Metzler to a new fifth judgeship in the court in Manassas. She is to begin a six-year term July 1. Having an additional jurist is expected to relieve […]