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

24-Representation of or Adversity to Witnesses

28-Law Firm Staff

A lawyer may represent a client although a secretary in lawyer's firm will testify against the client, as long as the client consents.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn