LEO: Withdrawal from Employment - Attorney  LE Op. 514


Withdrawal from Employment/Attorney of Record.


May 2, 1983


When the Court denies permission for the attorney's withdrawal, the

attorney of record in a criminal case may not withdraw from employment

even when the attorney's client has specifically and unequivocally

requested that the attorney terminate his representation of the client.

[DR:2-109(A), Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility]


Committee Opinion May 2, 1983