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

73-Family Law Lawyers

Because the wife has not consented, a lawyer may not represent a husband in a divorce case if one of the lawyer's associates had five years earlier met with the wife to discuss domestic matters (and the lawyer had viewed a memorandum memorializing that discussion), even though the associate who had earlier met with the wife had since left the firm. [Rule 1.10(b) would now permit this representation as long as no lawyer remaining in the firm has any material confidential information.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn