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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4-Witness-Advocate Rule

A lawyer who learns that an adversary will call the lawyer as a witness must withdraw unless one of the exceptions applies. [The Rules would require such a withdrawal only if the lawyer's testimony would be prejudicial to the lawyer's client.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn