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