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Firm Can Keep Part Of Fee If Lawyer Leaves (access required)

Where a lawyer leaves a firm and carries contingency-fee cases with her, it is not unethical for the old firm to receive a portion of the fee from the cases, under a new rule adopted by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The amendment to Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct makes it permissible for ...