LEO: Conflict of Interest - Part-Time LE Op. 731
Conflict of Interest - Part-Time Commonwealth's Attorney - Civil
October 21, 1985.
The criminal prosecution by a part-time commonwealth's attorney of a
civil client's husband might well suggest to the public some inappropriate
conduct in the public office. Accordingly, while there is no provision of
the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility which per se disqualifies
a part-time commonwealth's attorney from the criminal prosecution, the
provisions of DR:9-101 and Ethical Consideration 9-2 [ EC:9-2] merit
consideration and exercise of sound judgment by the part-time
Committee Opinion October 21, 1985.
See also LE Op. 1018.