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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13-Marketing - Miscellaneous

42-Payments to Solicit Recommendations

A lawyer may accept clients who contacted the lawyer based on the recommendation of prison inmates, as long as the lawyer has not compensated the inmates or engaged in false advertising.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn