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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31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

46-Confidentiality - Miscellaneous

A lawyer receiving a letter from a fugitive client indicating that the fugitive intends to leave the United States may not reveal the client's intent because it amounts to a "continuing wrong" rather than a future crime (which would have to be revealed).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn