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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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

68-Lawyers Acting as Mediators

73-Family Law Lawyers

As long as both clients consent, a lawyer may provide "legal information" (as opposed to "legal advice") to both a husband and wife involved in a divorce mediation. [Rule 2.11 deals with lawyers acting as mediators.] [In LEO 1759, the Bar reaffirmed that a lawyer/mediator may not later represent a party to the mediation, even with client consent.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn