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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33-Office Sharing with Other Lawyers

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

51-Government Attorneys

A Commonwealth's Attorney and a criminal defense lawyer (who defends cases prosecuted by the Commonwealth's Attorney) may share library expenses as long as they are not in any other way affiliated, there is no other financial relationship between them and the library is not physically connected to either office.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn