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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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

4-Witness-Advocate Rule

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

A lawyer representing one of two criminal defendants being tried separately can testify at the other defendant's trial about a conversation in which the lawyer participated.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn