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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68-Lawyers Acting as Mediators

A lawyer acting as a mediator may provide "legal information" to clients as long as they understand the lawyer's role and the lawyer does not represent either party in the matter. [In LEO 1759, the Bar reaffirmed that a lawyer/mediator may not later represent a party to the mediation, even with client consent.]

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