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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7-Family Conflicts

20-Government Official Conflicts

A lawyer's father is a commissioner in a state regulatory agency. As long as the father-commissioner does not participate, one of the lawyer's partners may represent a client before the agency.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn