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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19-Judge Conflicts

20-Government Official Conflicts

73-Family Law Lawyers

A Commissioner in Chancery involved in a divorce proceeding left a firm to become a judge. The client may hire another lawyer in the firm to represent the client in a child custody dispute.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn