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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20-Government Official Conflicts

Unless all parties consent, a lawyer who serves on an education committee (established to advise a school board) and who will review material that could be used against the school board in litigation may not represent a plaintiff in an action against the school board involving the same issues.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn