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November 30, 2015

New FAQ #26—Client’s Intent to Commit Suicide

Lawyers have often dealt with depressed clients, including clients who, sadly, have informed the lawyer that they intend to take their own life, for example, if their case does not turnout well. How should a lawyer respond? This frequently asked question and others are answered by the VSB Ethics Counsel at

If you have a question about legal ethics, be sure to visit the Virginia State Bar’s “Frequently Asked Questions” page, where you will find frequently asked questions about legal ethics and trust accounting, guidance about legal ethics and social networking, guidelines for closing your law practice and successorship planning for death and disability.

Updated: Nov 30, 2015