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

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

A court-appointed lawyer may engage a lay corporation as a billing agent in an arrangement under which the lawyer receives an immediate payment from the corporation minus a billing percentage (and the corporation arranges for ultimate reimbursement from the municipality, which sometimes takes months). The lawyer must preserve the client's confidences and secrets, and may provide the corporation only such limited information as it needs.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn