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

27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

A lawyer violates the ethics rules by writing a letter to the court, a witness and opposing counsel providing the lawyer's personal view of the facts and opinions as to the merits of the case "if the information could not be presented in court."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn