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

27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

56-Duty to Advise the Court

An Assistant Attorney General may ethically argue that a prior case decision should control a hearing panel's decision even if the Assistant Attorney General knows that the earlier decision "does not reflect that it was the product of a settlement agreement and not the product of a panel opinion."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn