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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51-Government Attorneys

73-Family Law Lawyers

A part-time Commonwealth's Attorney may represent a mother in a custody dispute, even if the lawyer is theoretically subject to be called upon by the court to represent the mother under the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, as long as the lawyer is not requested to undertake that representation by the court.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn