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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28-Law Firm Staff

40-Trust Accounts

A Virginia lawyer who practices in a District of Columbia office may maintain a trust account in a Virginia bank, and may arrange for a non-lawyer to handle the account as long as the lawyer supervises the non-lawyer and is ultimately responsible for the account. [Rule 1.15 required that a law firm office use a trust account bank in the same jurisdiction; Rule 8.5 determines which state's disciplinary rule would apply to violations.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn