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 for a landlord in an unlawful detainer proceeding need not withdraw even after filing an affidavit in support of the action; the lawyer may continue until it is apparent that the lawyer's testimony is or may be prejudicial to the client [the Bar did not explain why the lawyer was not already a witness by reason of the affidavit.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn