Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Ethics Refresher 2012

Madison, Wisconsin, Friday, December 14, 2012
Complete your entire ethics requirement for only $69
3.0 Wisconsin CLE Credits*, including 3.0 Ethics and Professional Responsibility Credits, Only $69

Madison Ethics 2012

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

Friday, December 14, 2012, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Conference Room
Cool Beans Coffee Cafe
1748 Eagan Rd.
Madison, WI 53704
Cafe Phone Number for Dirctions: 608-244-8414

*-CLE credit has been approved as follows: Wisconsin: 3 credits, including 3 ethics and responsibility credits applied for. This program completely satisfies the Wisconsin ethics and professional responsibility requirement for the entire reporting cycle.

Program Description

We have an interesting live program planned:

Ethics Refresher 2012 (Live lecture) presented by Richard Clem. This is a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Wisconsin. We'll also touch on differences in the rules as adopted in other states. 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 state 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. During the program, we'll go through a portion of the rules. The remainder of the rules are covered in a separate program which is available online for Wisconsin credit.

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). Since 2010, he has presented CLE programs in various states, online, and via telephone conferences. His programs are routinely approved for CLE credit in various states, and he is a recognized CLE provider in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Nebraska.

Course Schedule

1:00 Registration
1:05 Welcome, opening remarks
1:10 Ethics, Part 1 (live lecture and discussion)
2:00 Break
2:10 Ethics, Part 2 (live lecture and discussion)
3:00 Break
3:10 Ethics, Part 3 (live lecture and discussion)
4:00 Closing remarks

Location and Directions

The program will be in the conference room of Cool Beans Coffee Cafe, 1748 Eagan Rd., Madison, WI 53704. The cafe phone number for directions is 608-244-8414. Participants are encouraged to purchase lunch or coffee during the program. For information and directions, please visit their webiste.

The cost for the entire program is $69. You may register by mail by sending payment, along with a note indicating which program you will be attending: Richard P. Clem
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone (612) 378-7751
For questions the day of the CLE, Cel. (651) 285-5474

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If you have any questions, please e-mail me at or call me at 612-378-7751.

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After the program, I'll be transporting the Peace Light from Madison to St. Paul. The Peace Light is a live flame taken from the Grotto in Bethlehem where Christ was born. It is transported from Israel to Europe and then North America courtesy of Austrian Air. From Kennedy Airport to other points in North America, it is transported by volunteers, most of whom are associated with Scouting. This year, I have the honor of transporting it from Madison to St. Paul, from which point it will travel with others to other points south and west. If you would like to receive the Peace Light after the program for your home or place of worship (whether or not you attend the CLE), feel free to stop by at the end of the program. You will need a suitable carrier. Some ideas are given on the Peace Light UK website. For a short distance, you can use a coffee can with ventillation holes poked in it. Fill the bottom of the can with sand, and embed a candle into the sand.