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

If both clients consent, a lawyer may represent a county's Department of Social Services while simultaneously representing parents being prosecuted by the Department in unrelated matters.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn