Answer the following prompts using complete sentences, good grammar, spelling, and punctuation, utilize a word processing program, and proofread your work before submitting.  

Be sure to explain your answers and back yourself up with either references to the textbook reading or outside sources, preferably primary sources of law, such as the Virginia State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct or the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, or other source  AS APPROPRIATE (properly cited, of course).  Mention rules of law upon which you are relying within the body of your answers, and also include a complete citation to all of your sources in a references section at the bottom of your assignment.

  1. Locate case law or a state bar opinion on whether it is ethical in Virginia for a paralegal to explain the fee agreement to a client.  Explain both sides of the potential UPL issue.
  2. Are paralegal fees awardable in Virginia?  Cite supporting case law, and explain why paralegal fees are, or are not, awardable in certain matters.
  3. List three (3) advantages to pro bono service, and write a few sentences about why pro bonoservice is, or is not, in your future.