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

73-Family Law Lawyers

LEOs 535 and 669 (regarding a lawyer preparing a waiver of notice for an unrepresented party in a domestic relations matter) are overruled by Va. Code § 20-99.1:1, although a lawyer may not provide any advice to an unrepresented party except to secure counsel.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn