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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2-Adversity to Former Clients

22-Interviews with Prospective Clients

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer discussing the possibility of representing a husband in an uncontested divorce matter realizes that the lawyer currently represents the wife in an unrelated matter. The lawyer may not represent the husband and also may not represent the wife in the divorce (having discussed confidences with the husband) [the Bar does not address the possibility of consent, although the request for Legal Ethics Opinion states that the wife would not object to the lawyer's representation of the husband.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn