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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31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

46-Confidentiality - Miscellaneous

A client's failure to appear on felony charges and intent to remain a fugitive (including a plan to leave the United States) constituted a "continuing wrong" -- which a lawyer had no duty to disclose.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn