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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8-Bills and Fees

25-Dealing with Unrepresented People


Even if the lawyer has approved the form of the letter, a lawyer may not allow the client to use the lawyer's letterhead and signature stamp to send collection demand letters. A lawyer may forward to the client any court-awarded attorneys' fees as long as they are a direct reimbursement for services rendered to the client.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn