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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16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

29-Advancing Fees and Costs

40-Trust Accounts

Unless the client agrees or a court orders, lawyers may not pay themselves out of escrow funds that were set aside for out-of-pocket costs incurred in litigation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn