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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18-Consent and Prospective Waivers

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

44-Conflicts - Miscellaneous

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer may reveal to a current client that the lawyer formerly represented the client's adversary's lawyer in that lawyer's own divorce years earlier. The disclosure should not embarrass the former client/lawyer and must be made to the current client in order to obtain proper consent.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn