Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education will be presenting a live 4-credit CLE in Minneapolis on June 20. In addition, all attendees may take, at no additional charge, a 3.5-credit ethics on-demand program. The fee for both programs is only $69. This combined program completely satisfies the ethics and elimination of bias requirement for the reporting cycle for Minnesota attorneys
Monday, June 20, 2016, 10:00 AM - 2:50 PM
Wells Fargo Bank Building, Second Floor Conference Room
Seeley Legal Services, P.A.
3416 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Seeley Legal phone number for directions: 612-379-2440
*-CLE credit has been approved as follows:
In addition, the on-demand program has been approved for 3.5 Minnesota Ethics credits. Minnesota Event Code 193472. The ethics program may be taken any time until June 30.
Elimination of Bias. Presented by Richard Clem. We'll start by looking at the rules governing bias within the legal profession, which is a subject covered by both the General Rules of Practice and the Rules of Professional Conduct. We will then see how well we are collectively doing as a profession and legal system in abiding by those rules. We will do so through the eyes of participants at a series of community dialogues at which community members were asked to describe their experiences and discuss ideas for advancing racial equality and fairness in the courts. All participants are welcome to share their insights. Live lecture, 120 minutes.
Elimination of Bias Learning Goals
This program is offered for Minnesota Elimination of Bias credit, and meets the learning goals set by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education. The program is over sixty continuous minutes, relates directly to the practice of law, and is designed to meet the first and third learning goals for elimination of bias courses:
1. To educate lawyers about the elimination of bias or prejudice in the legal profession, in the practice of law, and/or in the administration of justice; ...
3. To educate lawyers about the problems identified in the Supreme Court's Race Bias and Gender Fairness Task Force Reports, as well as in other studies, reports or treatises which describe bias and prejudice in the legal profession, in the practice of law, and/or in the administration of justice. We will begin by referencing the Supreme Court's 1993 report on the elimination of bias in the judicial system, and we will also look at how both the Rules of Professional Conduct and the General Rules of Practice require us as lawyers to avoid bias.
Then, we will look at how well we are doing in meeting these requirements, as seen by various communities, including communities of color. In particular, we'll examine the suggestions made by members of the public at community dialogues held over the past three years by the Supreme Court's Racial Fairness Committee.
There will be opportunities for participants to discuss these suggestions, and to offer our own suggestions on how we can fulfill these professional obligations.
Negotiating & drafting commercial leases (Live program by William Seeley): Whether you are representing a landlord or tenant, negotiating and drafting the commercial lease is a crucial contract document. The lease lays out the ground rules spelling out which party pays for which leasehold costs, such as base rent, taxes, insurance, repairs, capital improvements and management fees. Other lease provisions set the legal basis for the Tenants right to freely assign a lease to another party; or the Landlord's rights during and after an eviction proceeding. This presentation is designed to give you some examples of lease language and practice pointers in drafting and enforcing commercial leases. Live lecture, sixty Minutes.
No Fault Arbitration Strategies for Success. (Live program by William Seeley): This one hour program will be an overview of the process for arbitration of Minnesota no-fault hearings. The no-fault arbitration is an informal proceeding with no courtroom, court reporter, or jury. We will cover topics such as medical records, evidence needed to substantiate claims for mileage, wage loss, and replacement services; direct and cross examination; gaps and overlaps in treatment, and other topics. Live lecture, sixty minutes.
Ethics Refresher: (On-demand replay by Richard Clem): This will be a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. All three states have adopted substantially similar rules governing lawyers, and this course will review the rules as adopted in all three states. Where the rules differ, we will go over the differences. Seeing these differences is useful for the practitioner in that particular state, but also gives insight into the meaning of the rule in other states. And since the same model rules serve as the basis for most states' rules, this course will provide practical guidance for attorneys in most U.S. jurisdictions. Many lawyers review the Rules in their entirety only once, and that is before they take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam in law school. But the rules change over the years and decades, and some of the finer points might be forgotten. Therefore, this course will serve as a useful refresher for the practitioner to avoid ethical pitfalls. On-demand online program, 3.5 hours. When you register for the live program, you will be given instructions for taking the on-demand program, which you may take either before or after the Minneapolis program. Full details of the on-demand program are available at this link.
The course materials will be distributed at the door. If you would like to print a copy prior to the program (or "go green" and view them on your portable device), they are available at the following links:
The elimination of bias program will be presented by Richard P. Clem, an attorney and continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Minnesota. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for over 25 years. He has a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul and a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota. His reported cases include: Asociacion Nacional de Pescadores a Pequena Escala o Artesanales de Colombia v. Dow Quimica de Colombia, 988 F.2d 559, rehearing denied, 5 F.3d 530 (5th Cir. 1993), cert. denied, 510 U.S. 1041 (1994); LaMott v. Apple Valley Health Care Center, 465 N.W.2d 585 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991); Abo el Ela v. State, 468 N.W.2d 580 (Minn. Ct. App. 1991). You can visit his web pages at RichardClem.com and w0is.com and his blog at OneTubeRadio.com.
The Commercial Lease and No Fault Arbitration programs will be presented by William S. Seeley, Attorney at Law: Graduated Hamline Law School in 1980. Licensed in Minnesota from 1980 to present. B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College, majoring in speech communications. Member of Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. Former Editor-in-Chief, Hamline Law Review. Adjunct Faculty, Carlson School of Management , University of Minnesota, 1981 - 2009 . Taught courses in International Business Management, Cross-Cultural Business Negotiations and Strategic Management Former Peace Corps Volunteer in India (1966-68); widely traveled in China , India , Japan , South Korea , France and U.K. From 1990 to present, President and attorney with Seeley Legal Services, P.A., practing law in the areas of personal injury law; corporate counsel and business litigation; family law; estate planning and probate law. Formerly Associate Attorney with the Eastlund, Solstad and Hutchinson, Ltd law firm from 1980-90, focusing on commercial litigation, contracts, environmental law, lease negotiations, personal injury.
The program will be held at the office of Seeley Legal Services, P.A., 3416 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. The office phone number for directions is 612-379-2440. Seeley Legal is located on the second floor of the University Avenue branch of Wells Fargo bank, just west of Minnesota highway 280. Parking and Transit: If you park in the back of the Bank, go to the west end of Bank parking lot. Enter the bank and take stairs to 2nd floor. If you park on Bedford Ave., walk to University Ave entrance to Seeley Legal and go to the 2nd floor. If you take the Green Line Train, get off at Westgate Station and walk on platform west to intersection of Bedford and University. You will walk right past our University Ave entrance. Lunch: Two nearby restaurants with fast, reasonable service and good food are:
The cost for the entire program is $69. You may register by mail by sending payment, along with a note indicating the date of the program you will be attending to:
Richard P. Clem
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone (612) 378-7751
For questions the day of the CLE, Cel. (651) 285-5474
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