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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25-Dealing with Unrepresented People

54-Insurance Defense Lawyers

An insurance carrier's lawyer may prepare settlement documents to be executed by a decedent's personal representative, but must include with the papers a description of the nature of the lawyer's work and the fact that the lawyer had advised the unrepresented personal representative to seek independent counsel. [This LEO overrules inconsistent portions of LEO 1019.]

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