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11-"Of Counsel" Relationship

41-Non-Virginia Lawyers

A lawyer may include a non-Virginia lawyer as "of counsel" on the firm's letterhead, but the characterization must be accurate. Providing business advice and financial assistance to the firm does not create an "of counsel" relationship.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn