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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4-Witness-Advocate Rule

A lawyer who had testified in support of the mental competence of a woman may not later represent her in an action involving the same matter, even though the lawyer's representation would be consistent with the earlier testimony (because the lawyer might have to testify again).

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn