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 Commonwealth's Attorney may not prosecute a defendant who was the attorney's client before the lawyer entered public service (and who is still represented by the attorney's former law firm).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn