Note: The program on this page took place in the past. If you need Minnesota Elimination of Bias credit before the end of the reporting cycle, I have a number of telephone conference calls scheduled, and will be conducting a live program including Ethics and Elimination of Bias in Eagan, MN, on June 13. For details, please visit my main CLE page.

Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Roseville, MN, Tuesday, May 17, 2011

1 CLE Elimination of Bias Credit*, Only $20

Roseville Lunch Hour CLE: Elimination of Bias, May 17, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room
Caribou Coffee
2111 Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113

*- CLE Credit applied for as follows: Minnesota, One elimination of bias credit. (Note: I have not applied for Wisconsin or Iowa credit for this course.)

Program Description

Elimination of Bias: The Rules and on Ongoing Process. Live program 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.

This program will run sixty continuous minutes, will relate directly to the practice of law, and is designed to meet the first and third learning goals for elimination of bias courses:

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.

About the Speaker

Each program will be presented by Richard P. Clem, who 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

11:45 Registration
11:55 Opening Remarks
12:00 Elimination of Bias (Live lecture) (1 hour)
1:00 Closing Remarks

Location and Directions

We will be meeting in the conference room of Caribou Coffee, 2111 Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113. This is on the west side of Snelling Avenue, less than a mile south of Highway 36, across from Har Mar Mall. The phone number for directions is 651-636-5655. Enter through the main coffee shop entrance, and the conference room is at the back of the coffee shop. You are encouraged to purchase a beverage or snack from the coffee shop and bring it to the conference room.

Accessibility: We will be meeting in the ground-floor conference room. Please call in advance if you need any special accommodations There is plenty of free parking.

This program is part of a series of lunch-hour CLE's presented in Roseville, MN. You may register for this program by itself for $20, or for three courses for $49. The other programs in this series are described at this link.

The cost of this program is $20. Or, you may register for three programs (May 4, 11, and 18) for only $49. You may register by mail by sending payment, along with a note indicating the date(s) of the program to:
Richard P. Clem
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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