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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7-Family Conflicts

19-Judge Conflicts

28-Law Firm Staff

A lawyer whose office administrator is married to a judge may appear before the judge, but may have to disclose these facts on the record.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn