Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Ethics Refresher 2011: Part 1
Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Red Wing, St. Cloud

3 Ethics Credits*, Only $59
Completely satisfies ethics requirement for Minnesota and Wisconsin

Originally presented in St. Paul, MN, April 2, 2011 (MBCLE Event Code 154224)

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

Note: I'll be adding additional sessions in St. Paul on Saturday, May 14, and Mankato on Monday, May 16. I'll be posting the details within the next few days, or if you would like me to notify you by e-mail, please let me know at If you would like me to schedule a session to fit your schedule, please let me know, and I'll do my best to accomodate you. I can easily schedule a session in St. Paul any day of the week, for only $59. If you would like a session scheduled anywhere in Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin, please let me know, and I can probably bring the program to you at a reasonable cost.


Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Community Meeting Room
Lower Level, Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St. Paul, Minnesota 55103

Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Comfort Suites
4141 Maine Avenue Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904

Saturday, April 23, 2011 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Conference Room
Jitters Coffee House
102 West Superior St
Duluth, Minnesota

Monday, May 2, 2011 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room
Caribou Coffee
726 Main Street
Red Wing, MN 55066

Thursday, May 5, 2011 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room
Caribou Coffee
4135 West Division Street
St. Cloud, MN 56301

*CLE Credit has been approved/applied for as follows for each program: Minnesota: 3.0 ethics credits approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education. Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education Event Codes: St. Paul 4/21 #155296; St. Paul 4/27 #155302; Rochester #155309; Duluth #155313; Red Wing #155316; St. Cloud #155323. Wisconsin: 3.5 ethics credits approved. Iowa: Credit applied for upon request.

Program Description
Ethics Refresher 2011 (Part 1) (Video Replay). 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. This three hour segment is designed to satisfy the entire ethics requirement for the reporting period in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. This portion of the program covers Rules 1.0 through 4.4 (and Wisconsin Rule 4.5). This program was originally presented in St. Paul on April 2, and is part of a longer six-hour program, the second half of which is presented on various dates, including Cloquet on April 9. Three hours.

About the Speaker
The program is presented by, and the video replay moderated 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


12:45 Registration
12:55 Opening Remarks
1:00 Ethics (Richard Clem, Video Replay) (3 hours)
4:00 Closing Remarks


9:45 Registration
9:55 Opening Remarks
10:00 Ethics (Richard Clem, Video Replay) (3 hours)
1:00 Closing Remarks

You may also register by mail, or at the door, if space is available. The cost of this program is $59. You may register by mail by sending payment, along with a note indicating the date of the program to:
Richard P. Clem
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone (612) 378-7751

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