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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7-Family Conflicts

18-Consent and Prospective Waivers

67-Lawyers Acting as Guardians Ad Litem"

A lawyer may act as a guardian ad litem in a mental health commitment hearing even if the lawyer's wife is the supervisor of a social worker-witness and even if the ward is not capable of giving informed consent.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn