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

28-Law Firm Staff

A lawyer may represent a client when the lawyer's adversary is represented by a law firm employing the lawyer's fiancée as a secretary. If the lawyer feels that the relationship with the fiancée might affect the lawyer's judgment, the lawyer must make full disclosure to the client and obtain the client's consent.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn