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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9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

77-Communicating with an Individual Adversary

A government lawyer must comply with the rules for communicating with an adversary. If the lawyer does not know if an adversary is represented by counsel, the lawyer must ask whether the adversary wants a lawyer present, and continue the discussion only if the adversary does not.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn