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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

A new part-time Commonwealth's Attorney may not prosecute defendants when the lawyer previously represented a co-defendant while in private practice. The assistant is likewise disqualified, since the assistant shares a private law practice with the part-time Commonwealth's Attorney.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn