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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7-Family Conflicts

A lawyer may continue representing a party adverse to party represented by the spouse of another lawyer in the firm, as long as both clients consent. [Absent special circumstances, consent should not be required.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn