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

commonwealth's attorney.


Committee Opinion October 21, 1985.




See also LE Op. 1018.