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Legal Brief – Employment Law

Attorney Colleen Quinn discusses issues relating to employment law in Virginia including the hiring and firing of employees, workplace discrimination, and harassment. Quinn details which groups are protected under Virginia law from discrimination by their employer and what kind of accommodations employers have to provide disabled and other employees. Lastly, Quinn discusses sexual harassment in […]

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Categories: Employment Law

Legal Brief – Adoption Law

In this radio clip, attorney Colleen Quinn discusses adoption law and details the process of adopting a child. As President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Quinn is an expert in adoption law. Quinn answers questions regarding how one starts the adoption process, the differences between adopting domestically and internationally, and the average length […]

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Legal Brief – Surrogacy Law

In this radio clip, attorney Colleen Quinn talks about the legal aspects of surrogacy. Quinn is the current President of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and is recognized as an expert in surrogacy law. Quinn answers questions about how to choose a surrogate, what type of screening surrogates should receive and the […]

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VSU employees sue over pay inequity, sexual harassment

“Female members of Virginia State University’s faculty and staff have filed suit against the university and its governing board alleging gender-based pay disparities, sexual harassment and favoritism, and retaliation when they complained. The separate suits were filed in Richmond Circuit Court by Deborah Goodwyn, associate professor of languages and literature; Zoe Spencer, associate professor of […]

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Categories: Employment Law

Colleen Quinn Wins the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2016 Women of Excellence Awards Colleen M. Quinn, an attorney and owner of Locke & Quinn, as well as the Quinn Law Centers (including the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center and the Women’s Injury Law Center)…

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Changing Your Name and Gender on Your Virginia Birth Certificate

Virginia Code § 32.1-269(E) says that: Upon receipt of a certified copy of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction indicating that the sex of an individual has been changed by medical procedure and upon request of such person, the State Registrar shall amend such person’s certificate of birth to show the change of […]

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Categories: Articles, LGBT

Locke & Quinn Win Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award

Locke & Quinn named 2015 Litigator Award Winner. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation…

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Top Nine Tips If You’re in a Motor Vehicle Accident

If you are in a motor vehicle accident and you believe the other driver was at fault, or it is not clear who may have been at fault, what should you do? Call the police. Collect and exchange information with the other drivers, passengers and eyewitnesses. Capturing complete eyewitness information is essential; especially if you […]

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Salon and Spa Injuries

Most individuals making appointments with beauty or hair salons or medical spas do not anticipate the risk of injury associated with these businesses. However, it is essential to do your homework before making an appointment for a salon or spa procedure – even just a simple highlight…

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