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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13-Marketing - Miscellaneous

A lawyer may circulate wallet-sized cards for automobile accident victims to use in protecting their rights, although: the card may not imply that contingent fee clients will not be obligated to make any payments unless they recover; the card may not state that its distribution is a "public service" because presumably the card is intended to solicit business; and the Bar is "concerned" that the card contains the label "Virginia" because it might imply that the state has approved the card.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn