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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10-Former Government Lawyer Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

A lawyer may not represent clients in DUI matters when the lawyer formerly had substantial responsibility in those particular matters as a Commonwealth's Attorney, even if the clients and the Acting Commonwealth's Attorney consent (given the appearance of impropriety).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn