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

A lawyer may not purchase the work in progress of a lawyer who has just become a judge, and may not lease office space from the judge if the lawyer plans to practice before the judge.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn