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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17-Fraud on the Tribunal

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

A lawyer has an ethical duty to disclose a client's knowingly false statement in a deposition, even if: (1) the false testimony is irrelevant to the case's merits; (2) the client is willing to correct the testimony if the client testifies at trial; or (3) the case does not proceed to trial. [In LEO 1650, the Bar added a "materiality" element to this analysis.]

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