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

21-Reporting Another Lawyer's Unethical Conduct

A lawyer who has misrepresented the nature of a purchase price in statements to a clerk has committed fraud on a tribunal, and the misconduct raises a substantial question as to the lawyer's fitness to practice law in other respects and therefore must be reported to the authorities.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn