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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34-Limiting Liability to Clients

49-Lawyers - Miscellaneous

A solo practitioner's research and preparation of briefs and other pleadings constitutes the practice of law, which prevents the lawyer from limiting the lawyer's professional liability (regardless of the lawyer's attempt to contractually define the services as not amounting to legal services).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn