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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26-Fruits and Instrumentalities of Crimes

27-Litigation Tactics (Including Misrepresentations, Tape Recordings)

A client's wife stole a document from the client's employer to use in a lawsuit. As long as the client's lawyer was not involved in the theft, the lawyer may continue to represent the client and use the document. [LEO 1702 would require the lawyer to return the stolen document.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn