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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22-Interviews with Prospective Clients

73-Family Law Lawyers

A legal aid society lawyer interviewed a spouse in a possible divorce matter. The spouse later hired a private lawyer. When the divorce action begins, the legal aid society represents the other spouse. The legal aid society must withdraw, but the private lawyer may continue to represent the first spouse (if the parties consent). The legal aid society may help find substitute counsel if the parties consent.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn