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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60-Lawyers Acting as Trustees

61-Lawyers Acting as Executors

67-Lawyers Acting as Guardians Ad Litem"

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

A lawyer acting as an executor, trustee, guardian, attorney-in-fact or other fiduciary is bound by the Code. In discussing a lawyer's duty to render accountings, the Bar concludes that the duty varies with the type of fiduciary relationship. However, the duty of accounting may not be waived.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn