LEO: Escrow Fund - Request for Disbursement by  LE Op. 639


Escrow Fund - Request for Disbursement by Client.


December 19, 1984


It is not improper for an attorney to refuse to release upon the client's

request the personal funds of a client which funds are being held by said

attorney in escrow upon the direction of a judge of a circuit court of

Virginia as a condition to the authorization by that judge of a personal

recognizance bond pursuant to which the client has been released from



Committee Opinion December 19, 1984