Ethics Refresher 2012, Including New Iowa Advertising Rules
Three CLE Credits Only $50

Richard P. Clem Continuing Legal Education
On-demand CLE webcast: 3 Credits for only $50

Cost: $50 for 3 credits, $20 for 1 credit, $40 for 2 credits.

CLE credit has been applied for in the following jurisdictions.

This program was originally presented in Sioux City, Iowa, on November 9, 2012. This video program runs 180 minutes. Click Here to View the Course Description

To participate in this online program for CLE credit, please follow the following steps:

  1. Download both of the written course materials at the following links. One of those documents covers the Iowa Advertising Rule portion of the program, and the other document covers the remaining two hours.

  2. Download the video program. To allow easy download from a variety of internet connections, the program is broken up into 12 separate files. By clicking on the following links, you will view one part of the program. To view the next segment, return to this page and click on that link. You may also view the entire program on YouTube by following this link. If you are taking this program for three credits, then please watch all twelve segments. If you need fewer credits, you may watch any portion of the program. For Wisconsin credit, you must watch fifty minutes of video per credit.
    Lawyers in States other than Iowa might still find the Iowa advertising rules program interesting, since it also covers the model rules as adopted in other states. The Iowa-Nebraska portion of the program covers the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, and the concepts discussed there will be of interest to attorneys in other states.
  3. During the program, there will be a total of five code words given. Write down these code words, since you will need to send them to me to receive CLE credit. If you are taking the program for three credits, you will need to send all five code words. If you take the program for one credit, there will be either one or two code words during your segment.

  4. If you have any substantive questions regarding the program, you may send them via e-mail to I will respond within two business days, and also post your question and answer on the discussion forum shown below.
  5. If you have any comments or questions that you would like to share with other participants and with the presenter, please post them on the Yahoo discussion forum for this CLE. I will respond online within two business days. The discussion forum is at the following link:

  6. If you desire a certificate of completion, e-mail the three code words to me at I will return your certificate of completion by e-mail. I need to send the certificate manually, so please allow a day or two. Please include any information you need included in the certificate, such as your name, address, or state bar number.

  7. You may make payment either by credit card or by check. To pay by credit card, select the desired number of credits and use the "Buy Now" link below. If you prefer to pay by check, mail your payment to Richard P. Clem, PO Box 14957, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

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  8. If you found this program helpful, please visit my main CLE page for information about other inexpensive CLE programs, including telephone conference calls, other webcasts, and live programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and other states.

Program Description

Iowa-Nebraska Ethics 2012, Presented by Richard Clem. This will be a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Iowa and Nebraska. Both states have adopted substantially similar rules governing lawyers, and this course will review the rules as adopted in both 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 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. This portion of the program covers Rules 1.13 through 6.2. Two hours.

The New Iowa Advertising Rules, Presented by Richard Clem. We will spend an hour looking at the proposed amendments to the Iowa advertising rules, which will probably have been adopted by the date of the program. In addition, we'll take a brief look at the previous rules, and also compare the new rules with the rules as adopted in Nebraska, Minnesota, and other states. Thi s program will include a discussion of the special issues faced by attorneys in border areas, such as Sioux City. One hour.

The program is presented by Richard P. Clem. He 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).

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