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

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

A lawyer may represent a group of policemen in salary discussions with a city while at the same time maintaining a criminal practice in which some of the individual policemen would be witnesses, as long as the policemen and the criminal defendants consent after full disclosure.

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