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

77-Communicating with an Individual Adversary

The Attorney General's Office may communicate with an adversary about the assessment of costs (after the rest of the case has concluded) as long as the adversary's lawyer consents. [The LEO describes the adversary as the lawyer's "former client," but the request for Opinion does not indicate that the attorney-client relationship has ended.]

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