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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34-Limiting Liability to Clients

A retainer agreement may contain an arbitration provision covering malpractice claims as long as the client is fully informed of the provision's effect and is advised to seek independent legal advice.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn