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RULE 1.14 (access required)

(a) When a client’s ability to make adequately considered decisions in connection with the representation is impaired, whether because of minority, mental disability or for some other reason, the lawyer shall, as far as reasonably possible, maintain a normal client-lawyer ...

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Publisher's Note (access required)

With this special supplement, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents Part I of the proposed Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct. This project is the work of the Virginia State Bar’s Special Committee to Study the Code of Professional Responsibility, first appointed in ...

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RULE 1.15 (access required)

(a) All funds received or held by a lawyer or law firm on behalf of a client, other than reimbursement of advances for costs and expenses, shall be deposited in one or more identifiable escrow accounts maintained at a financial ...

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RULE 1.1 (access required)

A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation. Comment: Legal Knowledge and Skill In determining whether a lawyer employs the requisite knowledge and skill ...

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RULE 1.2 (access required)

(a) A lawyer shall abide by a client’s decisions concerning the objectives of representation, subject to paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), and shall consult with the client as to the means by which they are to be pursued. A lawyer ...

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RULE 1.16 (access required)

(a) Except as stated in paragraph (c), a lawyer shall not represent a client or, where representation has commenced, shall withdraw from the representation of a client if: (1) the representation will result in violation of the rules of professional ...

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RULE 1.3 (access required)

(a) A lawyer shall act with reasonable diligence and promptness in representing a client. (b) A lawyer shall not intentionally fail to carry out a contract of employment entered into with a client for professional services, but may withdraw as ...

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