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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9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

51-Government Attorneys

A lawyer may not pursue a civil case against a rapist if the lawyer's partner prosecuted the rapist while an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney. [Rule 1.11 deals with former government lawyers; this representation would require the government's consent or screening of the former government lawyer.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn