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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26-Fruits and Instrumentalities of Crimes

27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

If a lawyer has a legal duty to turn over the personal effects of a client's step-daughter who has charged the client with rape, then the lawyer would violate an ethical duty by failing to do so.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn