Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Ethics Refresher 2011, Part 1: Eden Prairie, April 6, 2011

3.0 Minnesota Ethics Credits*, 3.5 Wisconsin Ethics Credits*, Only $49


Completely satisfies Minnesota and Wisconsin Ethics Requirements
Video Replay, Eden Prairie, MN, Wednesday, April 6

This CLE program took place in the past. For information on upcoming low-cost CLE programs, please visit my main CLE page Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Conference Room
Smith Douglas More House Historic Site (Dunn Bros. Coffee)
8107 Eden Prairie Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

*- CLE Credit has been approved/applied for as follows: Minnesota, 3.0 ethics credits approved ; Wisconsin, 3.5 ethics credits applied for. 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). It is also a part of a longer six-hour program, the second half of which is presented on various dates, including Cloquet on April 9 and Roseville on April 12. This is a video reply of a program originally presented in St. Paul on April 2. 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).

CLE credit has been applied for as follows:

Minnesota: 3.0 ethics credits applied for
Wisconsin: 3.5 ethics credits applied for
Iowa: Credit will be applied for upon request (3.0 ethics credits)

Course Schedule

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

The Smith Douglas More House historic site (Dunn Bros. Coffee) is located at 8107 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. It is located on Eden Prairie Road, less than a mile north of Highway 212, between Highway 212 and Highway 5. The phone number for directions or coffee shop information is 952-934-0145. A map can be found at this link. There is plenty of free parking. Enter through the main coffee shop entrance. 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 accomodations.

The cost of this program is $49. 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

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