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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44-Conflicts - Miscellaneous

76-Trust and Estate Lawyers

A law firm which intends to provide will-preparation packages for church members and supply updates to the members every year has an ethical duty to advise the members of any significant legal changes, because the attorney-client relationship will extend from year to year.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn