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

19-Judge Conflicts

A judge cannot sit on a case in which a party is represented by lawyer from judge's son's or daughter-in-law's firm, unless the relationship is disclosed and parties consent.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn