Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Elimination of Bias 2012: Video Replay, St. Cloud, MN, May 7, 2012

2.0 Minnesota Elimination of Bias Credits*, Only $49

Elimination of Bias 2012

Completely satisfies Minnesota Elimination of Bias requirement

Monday, May 7, 2012
11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Caribou Coffee
Conference Room
4135 W. Divisision
St. Cloud, MN

*- Minnesota CLE credit has been approved/applied for as follows: Minnesota, 2.0 Elimination of Bias Credits approved (MBCLE event code 167648). Wisconsin and Iowa: CLE credit applied for upon request.

Program Description

Elimination of Bias 2012. Video replay presented and moderated by Richard Clem. We'll start by looking at the rules governing bias within the legal profession, which is a subject covered by both the General Rules of Practice and the Rules of Professional Conduct. We will then see how well we are collectively doing as a profession and legal system in abiding by those rules. We will do so through the eyes of participants at a series of community dialogues at which community members were asked to describe their experiences and discuss ideas for advancing racial equality and fairness in the courts. There will be opportunity for discussion, and participants are welcome to share their insights.

We will discuss issues such as the importance of diversity of the bench and court staff, and whether this is necessary for actual fairness, perceived fairness, or both. We will discuss the importance of overcoming barriers to access to the courts, such as lack of public transportation. We will discuss the special issues of immigrant and refugee parents whose children interact with the judicial system. We will discuss actual and perceived racial profiling. We will discuss the unintended immigration consequences of state court actions. Finally, we will discuss how the system can better reach out to communities of color, both as a system, and as individual attorneys. Two hours.

Elimination of Bias Learning Goals

This program will run sixty continuous minutes, will relate directly to the practice of law, and is designed to meet the first and third learning goals for elimination of bias courses:

Then, we will look at how well we are doing in meeting these requirements, as seen by various communities, including communities of color. In particular, we'll examine the suggestions made by members of the public at community dialogues held over the past three years by the Supreme Court's Racial Fairness Committee.

There will be opportunities for participants to discuss these suggestions, and to offer our own suggestions on how we can fulfill these professional obligations.

This is a video replay of a program originally presented in St. Paul on March 27, 2012.

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: 2.0 elimination of bias credits approved (MBCLE # 167647)
Wisconsin and Iowa: CLE credit applied for upon request. (My earlier Elimination of Bias programs have been approved for general CLE credit in both states.

Course Schedule
11:00 - Registration
11:10 - Opening Remarks
11:15 - Elimination of Bias 2012 (Richard Clem, Live Lecture) (2 hours)
1:15 - Closing Remarks

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

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