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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11-"Of Counsel" Relationship

To be "of counsel" to a firm, a lawyer must have a "continuing close association" with the firm. A lawyer may have such a relationship with more than one firm, but both firms must be careful to avoid confidentiality problems or conflicts of interests.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn