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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36-Withdrawal from Representations

A lawyer unable to re-establish contact with a client whose claim is about to expire may not simply withdraw, but may file an action before the statute of limitations has run and simultaneously move to withdraw.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn