LEO: Conflict of Interests/Lobbying Before, LE Op. 537
Conflict of Interests/Lobbying Before Legislative Bodies.
January 18, 1984
It is improper for an attorney to lobby before the General Assembly or other legislative body when the lobbyist's law partner is a member of that elected body. Furthermore, the Virginia Comprehensive Conflict of Interest Act does not obviate this conclusion nor in any way diminish the professional responsibility of the attorney. [DR:9-101(C), LE Op. 188, and LE Op. 136 (withdrawn for reconsideration 9/8/83)]
Committee Opinion January 18, 1984
See also LE Op. 1278, and LE Op. 1360
LEO: Conflict of Interests/Lobbying Before, LE Op. 537 (1984)