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

20-Government Official Conflicts

A lawyer whose spouse is employed by the local Department of Social Services may appear in matters before the Department as long as the spouse has no involvement in the case.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn