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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20-Government Official Conflicts

A lawyer who serves as Commissioner in Chancery may represent clients before the Circuit Court that appointed the lawyer to that post, as long as the lawyer does not attempt to utilize the status to advance the clients' interests.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn