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Is It Illegal to Hold Your Phone While Driving in Virginia?

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The Virginia legislature passed a bill completely banning drivers from using mobile devices. House Bill 874 was passed by both chambers this past winter and signed into law in March, 2020 by Governor Ralph Northam. The law prohibits the use of cellphones and other hand-held devices, with exceptions for emergency vehicles, drivers reporting an emergency,

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“Med School for Attorneys”—Abrams Landau Injury Law Team Learning Law Virtually to Help Clients

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Not only has the Herndon, Virginia injury law firm Abrams Landau, Ltd. been able to work at full capacity remotely from home, but its staff members continue to further educate themselves in order to best represent their clients. For instance, legal assistant Lisa Goldman attended the Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association’s (VTLA) “Med School for Attorneys”

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Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s First Successful Virtual Mediation

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Virginia has successfully tested the first video, or virtual, Mediation! Herndon injury law firm Abrams Landau, Ltd. was asked to be the “guinea pig” test subjects for this Alternate Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) process. Initially, this FREE workers’ compensation Mediation for our disabled client was supposed to be in-person at the Workers Compensation Commission (“VWC”) Northern

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