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

54-Insurance Defense Lawyers

An insurance company's lawyer may not prepare pleadings or other legal documents for unrepresented parties interested in settling personal injury claims. [This practice is probably acceptable as long as the lawyer does not provide any substantive advice or overreach.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn