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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21-Reporting Another Lawyer's Unethical Conduct

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

A lawyer improperly revealed a former client's confidences and secrets by providing a former client's litigation adversary with a complete historical bill detailing and describing services rendered to the former client. If the lawyer knowingly engaged in the disclosure, the breach would raise a substantial question as to the lawyer's fitness to practice law in other respects, and would have to be reported to the Bar.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn