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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16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

As long as the client consents, and it would not prejudice the client, a lawyer may write an article about a case that is currently pending on appeal (it is unlikely the publication of an article in a professional journal would improperly affect any jury that might hear the case on remand).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn