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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17-Fraud on the Tribunal

27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

31-Protecting and Disclosing Confidences and Secrets

73-Family Law Lawyers

A lawyer representing a husband in a divorce case may not prepare two decrees that might induce federal officials to believe that the wife continues to remain eligible for federal payments, because preparation of the decrees would be misleading. In addition, the lawyer would be violating the ethics rules if the client has a duty to provide full information to federal authorities.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn