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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1-Adversity to Current Clients

67-Lawyers Acting as Guardians Ad Litem"

A lawyer may not represent a client in seeking a guardianship for another client who has become incompetent (the conflict would be imputed to all of the other lawyers with whom the disqualified lawyer practices) -- although under Rule 1.14 the lawyer may on his or her own seek the appointment of a guardian for an incompetent client.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn