Maura has bylines in The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, the Virginia Mercury and more. She is currently a reporter for Virginia Lawyers Weekly in Richmond, Va.
Virginia Lawyers Wellness Blog
Articles, tips and commentary for the Virginia lawyer regarding wellness.
New group addresses decline in court reporters
The court reporter industry is experiencing a stenographer shortage nationwide, with a gap of more than 11,000 predicted by 2023, according to a recent study.
Help needed on time-consuming police footage
Public defenders are no strangers to long hours. But as police departments continue to adopt use of body-worn cameras, lawyers are seeking help to maintain an ever-growing workload.
Doctors helping doctors
A new organization intended to address mental health concerns for physicians could be available as early as March.
Pro bono service needs more 'distance lawyers'
An online service that connects pro bono attorneys to needy clients is more accessible than ever before. But lawyers aren’t using the tool quite as its developers had hoped.
Return sought of files seized in law firm raid
A federal appeals court ordered that the review of materials seized from a Baltimore law firm in June be reassigned from prosecutors to a magistrate judge Thursday.
First study of workers' compensation conducted in 30 years
The Joint Legislative and Audit Commission is conducting its first study on workers’ compensation in Virginia in almost 30 years.
$600K awarded for fractured wrist
A Chesterfield jury has awarded $500,000 plus interest of approximately $104,000 to a 17-year-old driver in a personal injury case resulting from a motor vehicle crash.
It's the most wonderful BUSIEST time of the year
What’s the best way to manage your clients, your office or your own personal life as the year comes to a close? In interviews with Virginia Lawyers Weekly, attorneys shared their strategies for answering those questions.
Women attorneys saluted as part of Virginia's history
The Virginia Women’s Monument will be unveiled today, Oct. 14, with the first seven of 12 bronze statues depicting women throughout the state’s history. This tribute is the nation’s first monument created to showcase the women “who made significant, but often unrecognized, contributions in a variety of fields and endeavors over the 400-year history of Virginia,” according to a press release.
Medical Society's new president preps for Assembly session
The Medical Society of Virginia will focus on Medicaid expansion and the elimination of “surprise billing” during the 2020 General Assembly session, according to the group’s new president.
A piece of judicial history
Every judge has a story behind his or her robe. Last month, two legal organizations joined together to ensure that the tales behind former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall’s are told.
Be efficient with technology, not addicted to it
Lawyers are no stranger to incessant technology use, and many have come to blame their devices as the culprit preventing them from maintaining a healthy work-life balance. In a report on lawyer well-being released by the Virginia State Bar this year, “technology addiction” was named one of the top health risks for attorneys to watch out for. The Virginia Law Foundation even offers a boot camp for lawyers to take a “digital detox” from all devices to help recharge their own internal batteries.
Judge orders delayed conversion for LeClairRyan
The Richmond-based LeClairRyan PLLC law firm will convert its bankruptcy case to Chapter 7, with an independent trustee to take over liquidation proceedings on Oct. 4, a bankruptcy judge decided Sept. 26.
Lawyers find improv comedy skills help them think fast
The law is no joking matter. But comedians may have a few lessons that lawyers can learn.