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

47-Lawyer Referral Services

A lawyer representing himself or herself may not settle a case in return for the defendant's promise to refer clients to the lawyer, because the lawyer would be giving something of value in exchange for a recommendation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn