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

A bankruptcy judge's law clerk may join a firm handling a matter on which the law clerk worked, as long as the clerk is screened. Such a screen would be required (because of the appearance of impropriety) even if all parties consented to the firm's representation without the screen.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn