These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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19-Judge Conflicts

A lawyer may not serve as a court-appointed lawyer in a commitment proceeding when the Special Justice hearing the case is the lawyer's landlord.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn