Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Ethics Refresher 2011, Parts 4-6
Roseville, MN, April 12, 19, and 26 2011

1 Ethics Credit*, Only $20
3 Credits only $49

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


Parts 4, 5, and 6

Part 4 of 6: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Part 5 of 6: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Part 6 of 6: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room
Caribou Coffee
2111 Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113

*- CLE Credit has been applied for/approved for as follows: Minnesota, 1 Ethics Credit per program approved (MBCLE Event Codes 154843, 154844, and 154845); Wisconsin: 1 Ethics Credit per program applied for. Iowa: Credit applied for upon request.

Program Description

Ethics Refresher 2011 (Parts 4, 5, and 6) (Live program presented 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.

Each program can be taken by itself, but is part of a longer six-hour program. The full program will be presented on the following dates, among others:

Hours 1, 2, and 3: St. Paul, April 2, 2011
Hours 1, 2, and 3: Eden Prairie, April 6, 2011
Hours 4, 5, and 6: Cloquet, April 9, 2011
Hour 4: Roseville, April 12, 2011
Hour 5: Roseville, April 19, 2011
Hour 6: Roseville, April 26, 2011

To register for any of these programs, please visit my main CLE page.

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

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

You may register for this segment only, and receive one ethics credit, for only $20. If you prefer, you may register for three segments (April 12, April 19, and April 26) for only $49. This will satisfy the ethics requirements in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Iowa.

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.

The cost of this program is $20. Or, you may register for all three segments (April 12, 19, and 26) 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

To download a copy of the course description and form to register by mail (PDF format), follow this link.

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