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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1-Adversity to Current Clients

Even if the clients consent, a lawyer may not represent a client on two matters and also be adverse to the client (on behalf of the client's spouse) in an unrelated matter [consent should cure this conflict.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn