Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Ethics Refresher 2011, Part 1: Como Park, April 2, 2011

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


Completely satisfies Minnesota and Wisconsin Ethics Requirements

Saturday, April 2, 2011, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Community Meeting Room
Lower Level, Como Lakeside Pavilion
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St. Paul, Minnesota 55103

*- This course has been approved in Minnesota for 3.0 ethics credits by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education (MBCLE event code 154224). In Wisconsin, this course has been approved for 3.5 ethics credits. Iowa: Credit applied for upon request.

Note: This program is filling up fast. I will also be doing a video replay of this program, which has also been approved for three credits, in Eden Prairie on Wednesday, April 6. Click here for details for that program. Also, I'll be doing a different ethics program on April 12, 19, and 26 in Roseville. Click here for details.

Program Description

Ethics Refresher 2011 (Part 1) (Live program). 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. Three hours.

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).

CLE credit has been approved/applied for as follows:

Minnesota: 3.0 ethics credits approved (MBCLE event code 154224)
Wisconsin: 3.5 ethics credits approved Iowa: Credit will be applied for upon request (3.0 ethics credits)

Course Schedule
12:30 - Registration
12:55 - Opening Remarks
1:00 - Ethics (Richard Clem, Live Lecture) (3 hours)
4:00 - Closing Remarks

Como Lakeside Pavilion is located in Como Park, on the west side of Lake Como, on Lexington Parkway. From Interstate 94, take Lexington north 2.3 miles. From Minnesota Highway 36, take Lexington south 1.9 miles. Free parking is available in the two large lots near the Pavilion. There is additional free parking nearby in the lot on East Como Boulevard, and elsewhere in the park. Enter the building through the main café entrance on the parking lot level and take the elevator to the lower level. Outside food and beverages are not permitted, but coffee and a wide variety of food and beverages are available from Black Bear Crossings upstairs.

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

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

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Ethics CLE, St. Paul 4/2/11

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