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

A lawyer may not represent the lawyer's spouse in an action in which the lawyer will be a witness, but may proceed pro se. The Bar declines to say whether the lawyer could receive an assignment of the spouse's claim.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn