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

44-Conflicts - Miscellaneous

A lawyer representing a mentally disabled client may petition for appointment of a committee, but is not obligated to do so. A lawyer must advise a client that the lawyer has received an affidavit, even if the affiant has asked that the client not be advised of its contents. Rule 1.14 provides guidance to lawyers representing clients under a disability.]

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