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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40-Trust Accounts

A retainer must be placed in a trust account and may be transferred to the lawyer's account only as the fees are earned, and money should remain in the trust account until any dispute is resolved by appropriate legal means.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn