Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

Minnesota Ethics and Elimination of Bias
Up to 5 credits, only $99
Completely Satisfies Minnesota Ethics and Bias Requirement

This CLE program took place in the past. Please visit my CLE page for information on upcoming programs.

Space is available, and preregistration is not necessary. You may register at the door for all or part of the program. The full program is $99, and individual credits are $25 each. I will have extra copies of the course materials, but if possible, I would appreciate if you would download or print the course materials. The links are below with the course description.

This program will be preceded and followed by additional free CLE programs. At 9:00 we'll be presenting a program on commercial leases, and at 3:20, we'll be presenting a program on photography law. For details about these free programs, please visit this link. Plan on arriving at 9:00, and you can earn 7 credits for only $99.

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:25 PM
Community Meeting Room
Lower Level, Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St. Paul, Minnesota 55103

This program will also be presented on June 29.

CLE credit has been approved or applied for as follows:

With the Minnesota deadline coming up, this program will completely satisfy your Minnesota requirement for both ethics and elimination of bias. If you have already completed those special credit categories, the five credits can be used for your general 45 credit CLE obligation.

This is a video replay of a program originally presented on April 24, 2013, which was approved for 5 credits, including 3 ethics and 2 bias.

9:00 Registration
9:55 Opening Remarks
10:00 Ethics 2013 (Video replay)
11:00 Break
11:05 Ethics 2013, continued (video replay)
12:05 Break
12:10 Elimination of Bias 2013 (video replay)
1:10 Break
1:15 Elimination of Bias 2013, continued (video replay)
2:15 Break
2:20 Ethics 2013, continued (video replay)
3:20 Closing remarks

Program Description

Ethics 2013. 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. Three hours. A copy of the course materials is available for download at this link.

Elimination of Bias 2013. 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. e w discuss the special issues of immigrant and refugee parents whose children interact with the judicial system. We will discuss actual and perceived racial profiling. We will discuss the unintended immigration consequences of state court actions. Finally, we will discuss how the system can better reach out to communities of color, both as a system, and as individual attorneys. The first hour of this two-hour program will be a video replay of the program presented on April 17. The second hour will continue as a live lecture and discussion. The course materials for this portion of the program are available at the following links: PDF format. Plain text (better for viewing on phone or e-reader.

Course materials will be handed out at the program. If you would prefer to save paper and view the materials on your laptop or mobile device, please use the links above.

About the Speaker

Richard P. Clem has a B.A. in history from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. 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).

Como Lakeside Pavilion is located in Como Park, on the west side of Lake Como, on Lexington Parkway. From Interstate 94, take Lexington north 2.3 miles. From Minnesota Highway 36, take Lexington south 1.9 miles. Free parking is available in the two large lots near the Pavilion. There is additional free parking nearby in the lot on East Como Boulevard, and elsewhere in the park. Enter the building through the main cafe entrance on the parking lot level and take the elevator to the lower level. The location is accessible to persons with handicaps. Outside food and beverages are not permitted, but coffee and a wide variety of food and beverages are available from Black Bear Crossings upstairs.

The cost of this program is $99. To register, simply send an e-mail to me at letting me know which program(s) you wish to attend. You may pay by check at the door.

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