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

A retainer letter requiring arbitration of fee disputes does not amount to a per se violation of the Code as long as: there is "full and adequate disclosure as to all possible consequences" of the agreement; the client consents; and the arrangement is not "unconscionable, unfair, or inequitable when made."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn