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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20-Government Official Conflicts

A lawyer who is a member of a city civil service commission may represent the union over which the commission has no jurisdiction even if the representation might include a lawsuit against the city.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn