Richard P. Clem Continuing Legal Education
CLE Podcast: $10
This program has been approved by the Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.0 credit of Repeated On-Demand credit between the dates of April 8 and December 31, 2011. To view the course approval on the Board's website, follow this link. (The list shown consists of multiple pages, and you might need to move to a different page to view this course.) This program was originally presented on April 7, 2011, as a telephone conference call CLE. This audio program runs approximately one hour. Click Here to View the Course Description
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This program will discuss the ramifications of the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Bodum USA, Inc., v. La Cafetiere, Inc., 621 F.3d 624 (7th Cir. 2010), and what it means for the practitioner who needs to present the law of a foreign country to a U.S. Court. Two of the three opinions generated by Bodum were critical of the common-law practice of the use of expert affidavits to establish foreign law, even though the practice is permitted by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. We’ll look at the common-law antecedents of this decision, the modern practice in various jurisdictions, and how the practitioner should respond to the three somewhat conflicting opinions in Bodum. 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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