LEO: Conflict - Local Rules of Court LE Op. 921
Conflict - Local Rules of Court Contrary
to Professional Code of Responsibility.
June 11, 1987
Local Rule 7(I) of the United States District Court of the Eastern
District of Virginia cites the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct as
the controlling guide of ethical behavior for Virginia licensed attorneys
practicing before that court. Some of the ABA Rules, however, conflict
with the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility. A change has been
made which will require practitioners to comply with the Virginia Code of
Professional Responsibility rather than the ABA Model Rules.
Committee Opinion June 11, 1987