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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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

6-Lawyers Paid by Third Party

A lawyer may represent a minor in an action brought through a "next friend" even if the minor's interests may diverge from the next friend's interests, because there is no attorney-client relationship between the lawyer and the next friend (the lawyer must not allow the lawyer's duty to the minor to be compromised by directions from the next friend).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn