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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38-Fee Splitting

47-Lawyer Referral Services

A lawyer may participate in a local bar association's lawyer referral service, since any forwarding fee paid to the referral service is not impermissible fee-splitting.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn