Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Iowa Ethics 2016

5.0 approved Iowa CLE Credits, including 3 Ethics Credits, Only $99
Or 11 credits for only $129

Mason City, Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Update: The September 27 Mason City program has been cancelled. You can still earn six Iowa credits, including ethics, for only $69 at this link. I will be presenting programs elsewhere in Iowa this fall, and could schedule a Mason City session if there is interest. Call me at 612-378-7751 or e-mail me at

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room
Cabin Coffee Co.
1304 4th St. SE
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Cafe Phone Number for Dirctions: 641-423-6502

*-CLE credit has been applied for as follows:
Iowa: Live program, 5.0 credits, including 3.0 ethics credits approved. Iowa activity number 244072. On-demand program, 6 credits, including 3 ethics, approved.
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska: CLE credit applied for upon request.

Program Description

Iowa Ethics Refresher 2016.Live lecture presented by Richard Clem. This will be a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Iowa and other states. 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.

In addition to the ethics program, we will review some recent decisions from appellate courts in Iowa and around the region. Topics include: Criminal law, statements to jailhouse informants, search and seizure; election law, felons; violation of ordinance as negligence per se; and more.

Course Materials

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:

About the Speaker

Richard P. Clem is an attorney and continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Minnesota. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for 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 and and his blog at

Course Schedule
10:50 Registration
11:00 Welcome, opening remarks
11:05 Ethics, Part 1 (Ethics, 90 minutes)
12:35 Break
12:50 Conflicts of Interest, Part 2 (Ethics, 90 minutes)
2:20 Break
2:25 Recent Appellate Decisions, Part 1 (60 minutes)
3:25 Break
3:30 Recent Appellate Decisions, Part 2 (60 minutes)
4:30 Closing remarks

Location and Directions

Mason City: The program will be in the conference room of Cabin Coffee Co., 1304 4th St. SE, Mason City, Iowa 50401. The cafe phone number for dirctions is 641-423-6502. The Mason City program starts at 11:00 AM.

Cabin Coffee Company has coffee and a wide variety of food and beverage items available for purchase. The full menu is available at this link. The conference room is on the ground floor and is accessible to persons with handicaps. If you require any special accommodations, please contact me prior to the program.

The cost for the entire program is $99. 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

If you need more credits, you can also register for my five-credit "on demand" program for only $30 more, and get a total of 11 credits for only $129. Iowa attorneys can satisfy up to six of their credits with on-demand programs, and my on-demand program is approved for Iowa credit. Click here for full information on the on-demand program. If you register for the on-demand program, you may take it any time between now and January 17, 2017.

You may also register securely online by following the "Buy Now" link below. If you have a PayPal account, you may sign and and use your PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, of if you prefer to simply use a credit card, you may also do so by following this link. When registering, you may select the live program only for $99, or both the live and on-demand programs for $129.

Please select an option:

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at or call me at 612-378-7751.

Return to my main page