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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22-Interviews with Prospective Clients

24-Representation of or Adversity to Witnesses

Unless the victim consents, a lawyer must withdraw as counsel for a defendant in an attempted murder case if the lawyer acquired confidences during an earlier interview with the victim (who was seeking legal help at the time).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn