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

44-Conflicts - Miscellaneous

74-Representing Associations

The ethical rules permit a law firm to enter into an agreement with a national trade association under which the firm would provide a free initial consultation to association members, and offer discounted fees to any association member who hired the firm. The lawyer could not let the association direct the lawyer's representation of individual members.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn