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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20-Government Official Conflicts

A legal services lawyer was appointed to the local Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Given the appearance of impropriety, the lawyer must not participate in cases on which anyone in the legal services office is involved. The Bar recommends that the lawyer decline the appointment.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn