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

A lawyer has no duty to advise a non-client who holds the first deed of trust that the deed's terms have been violated, although the lawyer must explain to the violator (if a client) the consequences of the violation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn