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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27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

51-Government Attorneys

A government lawyer acting as "an administrative prosecutor before a regulatory agency or board": (1) is not governed by Rule 8.3, because that rule applies to criminal prosecutions and not to administrative proceedings; (2) is governed by Rule 3.1, and therefore "should not proceed unless there is a non-frivolous basis for doing so."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn