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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6-Lawyers Paid by Third Party

67-Lawyers Acting as Guardians Ad Litem"

As long as the client consents, a lawyer may be paid by an inmate's wife to act as the inmate's guardian ad litem.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn