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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9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

15-Representing Other Entities - Miscellaneous

A county attorney represents a Planning Commission, and also represents a plaintiff in an action against a member of the Planning Commission in an unrelated matter. The Bar declines to determine if the individual members of the Commission or the Commission as a whole is the "client" (labeling it a "legal question"). The answer would provide guidance on what consents the lawyer would need.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn