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

32-Lawyers Acting in Other Roles (Miscellaneous)

A lawyer who has acted as an escheator may not later represent a party in litigation over property sold in the estate sale, because there is a "strong possibility" that the lawyer would be a witness.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn