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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16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

Although warning lawyers that initiating a sexual relationship with a client during the course of a representation will almost always be unethical for various reasons, the Bar declines to adopt a per se ban on such relationships.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn