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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27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

A lawyer may record a telephone conversation without the consent of the other party to the conversation, as long as the recording does not violate state law and the lawyer does not lie to the other party to the conversation; “it is inadvisable for lawyers to surreptitiously record telephone conversations with their clients”.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn