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

16-Lawyer's Personal Interests

51-Government Attorneys

A Commonwealth's Attorney may not prosecute defendants whose lawyer represents the Commonwealth's Attorney in unrelated personal matters.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn