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

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

51-Government Attorneys

The partners of a part-time Commonwealth's Attorney may defend criminal cases in nearby jurisdictions. Disqualification of the part-time Commonwealth's Attorney requires disqualification of the entire firm.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn