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

21-Reporting Another Lawyer's Unethical Conduct

A lawyer-taxpayer complaining of a county lawyer's conduct has no obligation to report the lawyer under DR 1-103(A), because the lawyer-taxpayer's information is based on "suspicion" only. [Rule 8.3(a) requires a lawyer to report another lawyer's ethics violation under certain circumstances if the lawyer has "reliable information" about the breach.]

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