Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Des Moines Ethics, Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Complete your entire ethics requirement for only $69
3 Ethics CLE Credits*, Only $69

Des Moines Ethics

This CLE program took place in the past. For information on upcoming low-cost CLE programs, please visit my main CLE page.

Tuesday, December 18 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Conference Room
Caribou Coffee
3220 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
Cafe Phone Number for Dirctions: 515-274-1644

Update: Space is still available, and you may register at the door and pay by check. If you prefer to pay by credit card, please use the link at the bottom of this page, since I'm unable to take credit cards at the door.

I will have a few extra copies of the course materials available for walk-in registrations. However, if you're not pre-registered, I recommend downloading the materials prior to the program. You may either print them, or view them on your laptop or mobile device. They are available at the following links:

*-CLE credit has been approved as follows: Iowa: 3 credits, including 3 ethics credits approved (Activity #98926). Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana: Credit applied for upon request. This program completely satisfies the Iowa ethics requirement for the entire reporting cycle.

Program Description

We an interesting live program planned:

Ethics Refresher 2012: Presented and moderated by Richard Clem. This will be a comprehensive review of the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Most states have adopted substantially similar rules governing lawyers, and this course will review the rules as adopted in Iowa and other states. Where the rules differ, we will go over the differences as adopted in other states. Seeing these differences gives insight into the meaning of the rule in all 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. We'll cover many of the rules, and the written materials will cover the rules in their entirety. The parts we're not able to cover in this two hour program are covered in conference call programs which can be taken for credit. You can also view the remainder of the program online at no cost (but not for Iowa credit). Live lecture, one hour.

The New Iowa Advertising Rules, Presented by Richard Clem. We will spend an hour looking at the new amendments to the Iowa advertising rules, which will take effect on January 1. In addition, we'll take a brief look at the previous rules, and also compare the new rules with the rules as adopted in Nebraska, Minnesota, and other states. Even though the rules have been liberalized considerably, there are a few surprises that might affect many Iowa attorneys, such as the new rules covering website URL's. Live lecture, one hour.

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).

Course Schedule

1:00 Registration
1:05 Welcome, opening remarks
1:15 The New Advertising Rules. Ethics, 1 hour.
2:15 Break
2:20 Ethics Refresher 2012. Ethics, 1 hour.
3:20 Break
3:25 Ethics Refresher 2012, continued. Ethics, 1 hour.
4:25 Closing remarks

Location and Directions

The program will be in the conference room of Caribou Coffee, 3220 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312. The cafe phone number for directions is 515-274-1644. Participants are encouraged to purchase lunch or coffee during the program.

The cost for the entire program is $69. You may register by mail by sending payment, along with a note indicating which program you will be attending: 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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