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

9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

When an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney is disqualified from representing a private litigant, the litigant may be represented by the Commonwealth's Attorney's spouse as long as there is "no nexus between the private matter for which the spouse is retained and the disqualified spouse's public responsibilities."

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn