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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40-Trust Accounts

A lawyer may distribute earned funds from a trust account as long as the client consents and the court directs it, even if the client's father (who deposited the money) has neither given nor denied permission to distribute the money.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn