LEO: Defense Counsel - Contact With LE Op. 412
Defense Counsel - Contact With Veniremen.
May 21, 1981
An attorney who conducted a survey to determine if a defendant could
obtain a fair trial and who, during the course of that survey, unknowingly
contacted three persons on the county's current venire list, did not
violate DR:7-107(A) of the Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility.
This disciplinary rule requires that the attorney or his agent know that
the person being contacted is a member of the venire from which the jury
will be selected for the trial of the case. [See also EC:7-29.]
Committee Opinion May 21, 1981