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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10-Former Government Lawyer Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

A former Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney may represent a victim in a civil case as long as the lawyer did not participate in the prosecution of the alleged criminal while an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn