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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21-Reporting Another Lawyer's Unethical Conduct

69-Lawyers Acting as Expert Witnesses

A lawyer's participation in an abortion clinic protest did not constitute "misconduct" as defined in the Code for purposes of disbarment, but "a lawyer must comply with the applicable rules at all times, whether or not he or she is acting in a professional capacity."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn