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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24-Representation of or Adversity to Witnesses

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer representing the defendant in a divorce case may also represent witnesses subpoenaed by the plaintiff to support an adultery claim for purposes of advising the witnesses to plead the Fifth Amendment.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn