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By: Andrew O. Clarke, Esquire In my experience, when drafting contracts, you have to practice risk management. Human relationships are often unpredictable. Contracts are an attempt to manage the expectations of those relationships. Different industries tend to have customs that change more often than others. Stay on top of those trends by having an attorney…Read more 5 CLAUSES TO STRENGTHEN THE ENFORCEABILITY OF YOUR CONTRACT
By Andrew O. Clarke, Esquire Landlord Tenant Law is pro Landlord in Virginia. More often than not, a landlord has the right to evict you for even the slightest breach of the lease, the most common being non-payment of rent. In Virginia, an action for eviction can be commenced by filing an Unlawful Detainer. But…Read more 5 Pitfalls in Landlord Tenant Litigation in Virginia
Congratulations on graduating from law school. Now, your last roadblock to becoming a practicing attorney is taking the bar. The bar is a grueling 2 months and some weeks marathon of reviewing everything you learned in 2 years of law school (final year is mostly electives). Taking the bar can be expensive. Courses run in…Read more Studying for the Bar: 4 Ways to Supplement Your Income
By the Millennial Esquire During my first year of law school I turned to my soon to be wife and told her that I was going to open my own law practice right after law school. She looked at me in amazement (later I found out that was terror). I took elective classes centered around…Read more 5 Reasons Not to Go Solo Right After Law School
Given our social climate today, I have been receiving inquiries from people that have been assaulted by police officers. I want to take the time here to simplify the complexities of a federal cause of action for excessive force or more commonly known as police brutality. Police brutality is one of the only areas of…Read more Is it Really Police Brutality
How can the average american afford a lawyer? In 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the United States median household income was $51,939 before taxes. In Virginia, after taxes, and assuming a bi-weekly income, that comes out to about $3185.00 monthly. Let’s assume that this person lives in Northern Virginia, the fair market rent,…Read more How Much Do Lawyers Really Make
By: the Millennial Esquire My first day of court as a solo attorney I represented a client who was charged for reckless driving. My client was facing potentially up to year in jail and a $2,500.00 fine simply for being involved in an accident. Crazy right, I know. So I walked into Justice County Court,…Read more 5 Reasons to Hire a Trial Lawyer