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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A bankruptcy lawyer may "ethically use electronic forms of communication in working with clients so long as all necessary information is transmitted between the attorney and the client," because "there is no per se requirement that an attorney actually be in the physical presence of his client to provide competent legal services".

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn