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

A lawyer may be adverse to school board when the lawyer's partner represents the Board of Supervisors, because the governmental entities are separate "with neither being a parent body of the other".

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn