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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44-Conflicts - Miscellaneous

A lawyer may give general advice to a represented party but may not accept employment unless the other lawyer consents, withdraws or is discharged. [This LEO is probably incorrect -- clients are free to hire and fire lawyers whenever they wish.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn