[Webinar] And Good Luck to Both of You: Model Rule 1.8(a).Lawyers in Business With, and Doing Business With, Their Clients - September 29th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT

Thompson Coburn LLP

Thompson Coburn LLP

September 29th, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

The first part of this ethics webinar addresses the historical context of legal ethics and the formal rules governing lawyers’ dealings with their clients.

Next, a discussion of recurring themes in opinions addressing the importance of ethical behavior not only in practice but also in investigations of breaches conducted by courts and ethics panels.

The bulk of the presentation deals with the unique rule addressing the unique situation of lawyers and clients doing business together and includes comparisons of Rule 1.8(a) to other Model Rules including Rules 1.7 and 1.5.

Missouri: Ethics 1.2
Illinois: Professional Responsibility 1.0
California: Ethics 1.0
Texas: Ethics 1.0 (pending)


Bradley A.  Winters, Esq.

Bradley A. Winters, Esq.


Brad Winters has been a litigator since 1981 and was named a Washington University Distinguished Law Alumnus in 2014. As a trial lawyer, he represented some of the largest companies in the world in complex commercial cases and single individuals in product liability cases. He is currently a JAMS Neutral and partner with his son Douglas at Winters Law Group in Clayton, Missouri. For the past 5 years, Brad has devoted nearly all of his time to mediations, arbitrations and Federal Rule 53 Special Master assignments – serving as mediator in over 300 cases all over the country ranging from class actions to complex biotech patents to simple personal injuries. Brad practiced at Thompson Coburn (and its predecessor firms) for 20 years and has remained a friend to our firm -- and one of our frequently used mediators. He is a regular speaker at CLE and training programs on legal ethics, ADR and trial techniques.

*The program addresses Model Rule 1.8(a) to facilitate securing CLE credit in states other than Missouri. The speaker will reference Missouri’s, Illinois’s and other states’ very similar versions of this Model Rule.


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