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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

4-Witness-Advocate Rule

58-Real Estate Lawyers

A lawyer who formerly represented a party in performing a title examination may not now represent someone else in a boundary line dispute with the former client. Although the issue is now moot, the Bar confirms that "an attorney may continue representation of a party, even if called to testify by the opponent, until it is apparent that his testimony is or may be prejudicial to his client."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn