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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19-Judge Conflicts

A lawyer who represents a judge may not accept court-appointed cases from any judge in the same circuit (given the appearance of impropriety and the suggestion that the lawyer is receiving a favor), but may represent other clients as long as the clients and their adversaries consent after full disclosure.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn