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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9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

25-Dealing with Unrepresented People

A state highway department lawyer may prepare documents a private landowner may sign to sell land to the state as long as the lawyer identifies the lawyer's role and invites the landowner to hire a separate lawyer to review the documents.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn