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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10-Former Government Lawyer Conflicts

24-Representation of or Adversity to Witnesses

51-Government Attorneys

A former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney may not represent a Special Grand Jury when the lawyer's new firm represents two uncooperative material witnesses in the investigation.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn