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April 2013 Archives

Virginia Bar Ranks 4th in Difficulty

This spring, if you were admitted to the Virginia State Bar, you should be proud of your accomplishment. Passing the bar exam in Virginia is nothing to sneeze at. Virginia ranks 4th in the list of the toughest bar exams, surpassed only by Delaware, California and Oregon. Three states- Alaska, Idaho and Nevada tie for fourth place with Virginia. On a 200-point grading scale and according to NCBE, the Delaware bar cuts its scores at 145, California at 144, Oregon at 142 and the tying four states at 142. For those sitting for the Virginia bar when the boiling point is 100 °C, these numbers look steamy.

Personal Information and Social Media during Family Problems

Technology is a great way to stay connected to the 'outside world.' However, it is important to remember and be accountable for the fact that staying connected is not private. When you are roaming around the grocery store telling your deepest secrets to your BFF or family member on your cell, it is not a private conversation. Even if you change your settings on Facebook, your posts, comments and other activity are not likely private. When you down load inappropriate photos from the internet or use a photo service like Instagram, your activities are not private. And while you may not be Frank Sinatra, Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise, or Beyonce, and wonder therefore why anyone would care, when you are involved in a divorce or other family related litigation, the lawyers will care and your former spouse or soon-to-be former spouse will care. If you are thinking of sharing your personal information out there on the world wide web, think twice and then think again.

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