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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3-Multiple Representations on the Same Matter

9-Government Lawyer Conflicts

15-Representing Other Entities - Miscellaneous

A lawyer represented a regional jail commission funded by the state, a county and two cities. One city appointed one of the five voting commissioners. The lawyer may represent a client in a civil rights case against the city's police department and a city police officer if the client and the jail commission consent. [The city's partial funding of the jail commission should not have made it a "client" for conflicts purposes.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn