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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29-Advancing Fees and Costs

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

50-Lawyer-Owned Businesses

Lawyers may guarantee a de minimis appeal bond as long as the client remains ultimately liable for the expense. A criminal defense lawyer may not represent a defendant for whom the lawyer's bail bond business posted a bond.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn