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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8-Bills and Fees

A court-appointed lawyer may accept a fee from the client if the lawyer discovers that the client is not truly indigent, as long as the court is informed, the lawyer does not also collect a fee from the court and the client is invited to hire another lawyer if the client wishes.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn