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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25-Dealing with Unrepresented People

A lawyer may prepare pleadings for an unrepresented party in a domestic dispute if the lawyer advises the party that the lawyer represents the client (who has adverse interests), and advises the party to obtain counsel.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn