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

A lawyer who is a member of a City Council may not preside over a hearing into a zoning matter in which the lawyer had earlier (before being elected) represented a party in front of the Council.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn