Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education


Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
High quality, reasonably priced CLE opportunities

May-June 2017 Ethics Conference Call CLE

Up to 5 Credits including ethics and bias for only $25 per credit

I'm offering the following conference call CLE programs in May and June 2017. This is a convenient way to satisfy your CLE requirements, for $25 per credit. Programs on this page are offered for Minnesota credit, but credit in other states is also available. Upon registration, you will be given a telephone number and access code. At the time of the program, you simply call in, enter the access code, and listen to the program. You can submit live questions during the program.

Course Schedule

For all programs, the phone line opens ten minutes before the times shown, and opening remarks take place about five minutes before the time shown. The ethics program begins promptly at the time shown, and runs one hour. All programs are live lectures. Please call in at least five minutes before the program start time.

Each segment of the program covers a different portion of the rules, and programs can be taken in any order. So if you missed Part 1, feel free to start with Part 2.

DATE START TIME PROGRAM CREDITS* MINNESOTA EVENT CODE
Tuesday, May 23 3:00 PM: Tues. program will start late, approx. 4:00 PM Ethics, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved/TD> 240256
Wednesday, May 24 3:00 PM Ethics, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240257
Thursday, May 25 3:00 PM Ethics, Part 3 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240258
Friday, May 26 3:00 PM Bias, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240259
Saturday, May 27 3:00 PM Bias, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240260
Tuesday, May 30 3:00 PM Ethics, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240261
Wednesday, May 31 7:00 PM Ethics, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240262
Thursday, June 1 3:00 PM Ethics, Part 3 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240263
Friday, June 2 4:30 PM: Note time change Bias, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240264
Saturday, June 3 3:00 PM Bias, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240265
Monday, June 5 5:00 PM: Note time change Ethics, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 ethics 240301
Tuesday, June 6 3:00 PM Ethics, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 ethics 240302
Wednesday, June 7 3:00 PM Ethics, Part 3 1.0, including 1.0 ethics 240303
Thursday, June 8 3:00 PM Bias, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240397
Friday, June 9 4:30 PM: Note Time Change Bias, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240398
June 12-24 - Additional programs may be scheduled between June 12-24. - -
Sunday, June 25 12:00 PM Ethics, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 ethics 240399
Sunday, June 25 1:10 PM Ethics, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 ethics 240400
Sunday, June 25 2:20 PM Ethics, Part 3 1.0, including 1.0 ethics 240401
Sunday, June 25 3:30 PM Bias, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240402
Sunday, June 25 4:40 PM Bias, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240403
Monday, June 26 12:30 PM Ethics, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 ethics 240305
Monday, June 26 1:40 PM Ethics, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 ethics 240306
Monday, June 26 2:50 PM Ethics, Part 3 1.0, including 1.0 ethics 240307
Monday, June 26 4:00 PM Bias, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240245
Monday, June 26 5:10 PM Bias, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240246
Tuesday, June 27 12:00 PM Ethics, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240233
Tuesday, June 27 1:10 PM Ethics, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240234
Tuesday, June 27 2:20 PM Ethics, Part 3 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240235
Tuesday, June 27 3:30 PM Bias, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240247
Tuesday, June 27 4:40 PM Bias, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240248
Wednesday, June 28 5:00 PM Ethics, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240236
Wednesday, June 28 6:10 PM Ethics, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240237
Wednesday, June 28 7:20 PM Ethics, Part 3 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240238
Wednesday, June 28 8:30 PM Bias, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240249
Wednesday, June 28 9:40 PM Bias, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240251
Thursday, June 29 12:00 PM Ethics, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240239
Thursday, June 29 1:10 PM Ethics, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240240
Thursday, June 29 2:20 PM Ethics, Part 3 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240241
Thursday, June 29 3:30 PM Bias, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240252
Thursday, June 29 4:40 PM Bias, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240250
Friday, June 30 12:00 PM Ethics, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240242
Friday, June 30 1:10 PM Ethics, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240243
Friday, June 30 2:20 PM Ethics, Part 3 1.0, including 1.0 ethics approved 240244
Friday, June 30 3:30 PM Bias, Part 1 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240253
Friday, June 30 4:40 PM Bias, Part 2 1.0, including 1.0 bias 240254

CLE Credit

Wisconsin: Credit applied for upon request.
New York: Automatic reciprocity with Wisconsin.
Minnesota: Courses marked "approved" above have been approved for Minnesota credit. Credit has been applied for other courses and is still pending.

Course Description

Ethics Refresher 2017 Live lecture presented by Richard Clem. This will be a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and other states. 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.

In addition to the ethics program, we will review some recent decisions from appellate courts in Iowa and around the region. Topics include: Criminal law, statements to jailhouse informants, search and seizure; election law, felons; violation of ordinance as negligence per se; and more.

One hour of the ethics program is presented each program. You can take the three parts in any order.

The course materials are available at the following link:

Elimination of Bias Live lecture presented 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. All participants are welcome to share their insights. Lecture, 120 minutes.

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.

Elimination of Bias Learning Goals: This program is offered for Minnesota Elimination of Bias credit, and meets the learning goals set by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education. The program is over sixty continuous minutes, relates directly to the practice of law, and is designed to meet the first and third learning goals for elimination of bias courses:

1. To educate lawyers about the elimination of bias or prejudice in the legal profession, in the practice of law, and/or in the administration of justice; ...
3. To educate lawyers about the problems identified in the Supreme Court's Race Bias and Gender Fairness Task Force Reports, as well as in other studies, reports or treatises which describe bias and prejudice in the legal profession, in the practice of law, and/or in the administration of justice. We will begin by referencing the Supreme Court's 1993 report on the elimination of bias in the judicial system, and we will also look at how both the Rules of Professional Conduct and the General Rules of Practice require us as lawyers to avoid bias.

The course materials are available at the following link:

About the Speaker

All programs will be presented live by Richard P. Clem, who 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 25 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).

Registration

The easiest way to register is to use the "Buy Now" button below. Enter the date of the program (and start time, if you plan to call in after 12:00) and click the "Buy Now" button to make your payment online. If you have a PayPal account, you will be given an opportunity to pay with that account. If you do not have a PayPal account, or don't want to use it, you may pay by credit card. I process registrations manually. After you register, you will receive an automated e-mail confirming your payment. I will follow up, usually within a few hours, with instructions for calling in.

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If you prefer to pay by check, then simply send me an e-mail to clem.law@usa.net indicating which programs you wish to attend, and then mail your check to:

Richard P. Clem Continuing Legal Education
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Upon confirmation of your registration, you will be sent instructions for calling in. You will dial a telephone number and enter an access code to be connected to the conference. There will be an opportunity for all participants to submit questions via e-mail or at the end of the program.

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