CAMS Integral to Success of New Tidewater Traffic Defense Partnership

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Tidewater Traffic Defense is the Brainchild of Ed Railey When Ed Railey started his new venture, Tidewater Traffic Defense, he turned to CAMS for help with direct mail marketing. It’s been an interesting ride. Tidewater Traffic Defense is a subsidiary of Railey and Railey, PC, based in Courtland, VA. (The other Railey is Ed’s dad, […]

The Fatal Mistake: How a Good Practice Turned from Gold Mine to Cesspit

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Once upon a time there was a traffic attorney who had a successful practice (thanks in large part to her CAMS membership). This lawyer came under some financial pressure, and with her revenues decreasing, she decided to save some money on marketing. Unfortunately, that was her fatal mistake. A problem with sales has only one […]

Court Order Now Needed to Test Plant Material in Simple Possession of Marijuana Cases

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Richmond, Va.—The Virginia Dept. of Forensic Science (DFS) has announced that it will no longer test marijuana samples in simple possession cases unless ordered to do so by the court.  According to a memo issued by DFS Director Linda Jackson, the agency will test plant material only by court order or if field test results […]

Another Major Law Firm Dissolves: Market Left Reeling by Economic Slowdown

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This month’s legal news included another crushing blow to the attorney employment pool. And this time, the trouble has spread beyond our national borders. The spiraling economy recently saw the fall of a giant Canadian firm, Heenan Blaikie. Although smaller than the global mega-firms like London’s DLA Piper with over 4,200 lawyers, Heenan was a […]

New Ethics Rules change the face of Direct Mail from Virginia Lawyers

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The “ADVERTISING MATERIAL” disclaimer has been watered down, but still remains – albeit on life-support. To their credit, Bar Counsel approved and the Court has adopted a measured relaxation of the rules pertaining to the dreaded, demoralizing, and debilitating “ADVERTISING MATERIAL” disclaimer on the outside of our envelopes and page one of our letters. Previously, […]