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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5-Lawyers Changing Jobs

10-Former Government Lawyer Conflicts

45-Law Firms - Miscellaneous

A federal judge's former law clerk may not work on a case that represented a re-filing of a matter on which the clerk worked, but the disqualification did not extend to the entire firm (DR 9-101 contains no imputed disqualification provision). Furthermore, the firm need not formally screen the clerk (this LEO overruled LEO 1334). [Rule 1.11(b) probably would require that the law clerk be screened.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn