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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27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer has advised a client to enter into an agreement under which the client will not reveal the client's wife's lover's criminal drug use. The Bar held that if the lawyer's conduct constituted misprision of a felony, the lawyer would be violating the Rules.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn