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

36-Withdrawal from Representations

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer must withdraw from a divorce matter when the lawyer was a party to a telephone conversation (involving both clients and both lawyers) about a settlement agreement over which the parties now disagree.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn