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)

Since Virginia Supreme Court Rules do not require that a copy of a praecipe requesting a witness subpoena be served on counsel of record (and assuming no local rules or pre-trial order require such service), a lawyer was not obligated to send a praecipe to opposing counsel.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn