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

33-Office Sharing with Other Lawyers

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

51-Government Attorneys

It would be unethical for a lawyer to represent criminal defendants being prosecuted before a Commonwealth's Attorney when the lawyer leases office space to the Commonwealth's Attorney and shares a common waiting room, receptionist and law library with the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn