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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9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

A lawyer waiting to be sworn in as Commonwealth's Attorney should not undertake criminal defense work if the cases are likely to remain uncompleted at the time the lawyer takes office.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn