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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

A county attorney may represent the Board of Supervisors in seeking review of the Board of Zoning Appeals' issuance of a special use permit even though the lawyer has represented the Board of Zoning Appeals on unrelated matters and will likely do so again. [Overruled to the extent inconsistent with Virginia LEO 1785, which held that a County Attorney who had advised a BZA in connection with a variance could not later represent the Board of Supervisors in a petition which named the BZA as a respondent.]

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