These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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36-Withdrawal from Representations

A lawyer who has been unsuccessful in locating a former client whose claim is about to expire should file an action to prevent the statute of limitations from running and simultaneously move to withdraw.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn