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

A lawyer who takes a case from the Legal Aid Society on a pro bono basis but later negotiates a fee agreement without advising the Legal Aid Society has engaged in a "clear misrepresentation."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn