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

51-Government Attorneys

A part-time Commonwealth's Attorney may not represent the Commonwealth in a criminal matter in which the lawyer had represented the defendant while in private practice. A part-time Commonwealth's Attorney may prosecute former clients in matters unrelated to previous representations, as long as the lawyer does not have any material confidential information.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn