Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
High quality, reasonably priced CLE opportunities

Iowa 2014 On-Demand CLE: Recent Minnesota Decisions

3 Credits, Only $25

Iowa credit for this program is now expired. For 2015 Iowa on-demand CLE credit, please see The 2015 program.

On March 24, 2014, the Iowa Supreme Court amended the Iowa CLE rules to allow Iowa attorneys to receive up to six of their required 15 credits each year with "unmoderated programs." For more information, you can view the Supreme Court's Order or the Iowa CLE Commission's Guidelines.

The course shown on this page meets the new Iowa guidelines, and Iowa credit has been approved. This is 3.0 hour program, and you may take three hours to receive full credit. You may take this program at any time that is convenient for you. You can listen online or download to your computer or other device. On-demand CLE is a popular option in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and other states, and now Iowa attorneys can take advantage of them. The program on this page is also being offered for credit in Minnesota (4.0 credits approved) and Wisconsin (4.0 credits applied for). (The Minnesota-Wisconsin program includes an additional hour which is not being offered for Iowa credit. Minnesota or Wisconsin attorneys needing the extra hour can take the fourth hour at no additional cost at this link.)

The cost of the entire course (3 Iowa credits, 4 Minnesota or Wisconsin credits) is only $25. You may pay online or by mail.

To receive CLE credit, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the Affidavit of Completion. You will fill out this form as you listen to the program and return it at the conclusion of the program. The affidavit is available in two formats. To print the affidavit, it's best to use the PDF version. If you prefer to paste the text of the affidavit into a word processor or e-mail, it's best to use the text version.

  2. Download the course materials by following the following link:

  3. Listen to the audio program. As you listen to the program, write down the code numbers that are given. There are a total of twelve code numbers, four during each hour of the program. The format for these code numbers is shown on the affidavit of completion. Each hour of the program can be downloaded at the following links. Each hour has two methods to listen, and you can use either one. The audio program is at the following links:

    • Hour 1 (Recent Minnesota Decisions: April-May 2014)
      • You can listen to hour 1 at either of the following links:
        • Click the play button below to listen to hour 1 online:
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        • Use this link to download Hour 1 to your computer or listen online

    • Hour 2 (Recent Minnesota Decisions: May-June 2014)
      • You can listen to hour 2 at either of the following links:
        • Click the play button below to listen to hour 2 online:
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    • Hour 3 (Recent Minnesota Decisions: July 2014)
      • You can listen to hour 3 at either of the following links:
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  4. During the program, you will be given code numbers. Write down the code numbers you hear and record them on your affidavit of completion.

  5. If you have any substantive comments or questions about the program, you can call me or e-mail me, and I will respond promptly. You can reach me by phone at 612-378-7751, or by e-mail at

  6. Sign the affidavit of completion containing the code numbers and return it to me. You may sign electronically by typing your name at the indicated spot. You may send me the affidavit as an attachment, or simply "paste" it into an e-mail as plain text. You may also return it to me by U.S. Mail. Do not send the affidavit to the Iowa CLE Commission. I retain the affidavit for my records, and you report as you would any other CLE program. You may send the affidavit by U.S. Mail to Richard Clem, PO Box 14957, Minneapolis, MN 55414; or by e-mail to

  7. Make payment of the course fee of $25. You can pay by check to Richard Clem, PO Box 14957, Minneapolis, MN 55414. You may also pay online at the link below.

If paying online, click the "Pay Now" link below. (During the checkout process, there will be a spot where you can enter the code numbers. However, since you need to submit the affidavit for Iowa credit, you can leave this section blank while making payment.)

Upon receipt of your affidavit, I will send you via e-mail a certificate of attendance. If you don't have an e-mail address, I can send this by U.S. Mail. I process these courses manually, so please allow time for me to respond. I will normally provide your certificate of attendance within 24 hours. You can then report your attendance online, as you would with any other CLE course.

CLE Credit

Iowa: 3.0 "unmoderated" credits approved (Iowa activity number 158509). This program is eligible for credit until July 17, 2015.
Minnesota: 4.0 credits approved. (Minnesota event code 194645, valid for Minnesota credit until June 30, 2016. For full instructions on claiming Minnesota credit, please visit this link.) (Different course titles are used in Minnesota. Please
Wisconsin: 4.0 credits applied for. (For full instructions on claiming Wisconsin credit, please visit this link.)
New York: Credit available through reciprocity with Wisconsin.
Other States: Credit may be available in other states. Please contact me for assistance.

Course Description

Recent Minnesota Decisions. This program is a summary of decisions from the Minnesota appellate courts handed down between April 14 and July 28, 2014. It also includes discussion of some recent Iowa cases. Topics include:

This program was originally presented on July 18, 21, and 28, 2014. The original presentations were approved for Iowa CLE credit as activity numbers 150769, 151852, and 152611.

About the Speaker

Richard P. Clem is an attorney and continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Minnesota. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for 25 years. He has a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul and a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota. 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). You can visit his web pages at and and his blog at

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PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414