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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1-Adversity to Current Clients

9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

A part-time Commonwealth's Attorney may challenge the constitutionality of a state law as long as the lawyer has no duty to enforce the law and the main defendants do not include any state employees for whom the lawyer must provide legal representation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn