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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36-Withdrawal from Representations

If the statute of limitations is about to run on a claim for a client whom the lawyer cannot find, the lawyer may file the action and simultaneously move to withdraw.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn