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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19-Judge Conflicts

43-Conflicts of Interest - Miscellaneous

Lawyers who represent judges may discount their fees as a professional courtesy if they would do the same for other friends and colleagues. A lawyer appearing before a judge that the lawyer is representing faces a conflict of interest [the Bar does not indicate how to resolve the conflict, but presumably the parties may consent to the judge's handling of the case upon full disclosure.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn