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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The Eastern District of Virginia Local Rules have changed to designate the Virginia Code as the governing ethics rules (rather than the ABA Model Rules). [Rule 8.5 determines which state's disciplinary rule would apply to violations.]

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