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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25-Dealing with Unrepresented People

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer may not prepare pleadings for or provide samples of pleadings to an unrepresented party in a divorce proceeding. [This Legal Ethics Opinion was overruled to the extent that it is inconsistent with Va. Code § 20-99.1:1 and LEO 1112.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn