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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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

A lawyer may represent two clients in making a joint motion that assault charges filed by each against the other be dismissed, as long as the charges are likely to be dismissed and the lawyer has disclosed to the client that the lawyer must withdraw if both charges are not dismissed.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn