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

67-Lawyers Acting as Guardians Ad Litem"

A lawyer acting as guardian ad litem for a child in a custody dispute may later represent the Department of Social Services in an appeal of a J&DR court ruling, because "there is an identity of interest between Child and the Department."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn