Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Ethics 2014

Complete your entire ethics requirement for only $69
3.0 Iowa CLE Credits, including 3 Ethics Credits, Only $69

Cedar Rapids, Thursday, December 11
Des Moines, Friday, December 12
Mason City, Saturday, December 13

Update: Space is available for all programs. You may register and pay at the door by check. To pay by credit card, please use the link below.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Conference Room
Motel 6 Cedar Rapids - Airport
(Formerly Howard Johnson, I-380 Exit 17)
616 33rd Ave S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404
Hotel Phone Number for Directions: 319-366-2475

Friday, December 12, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Conference Room
Caribou Coffee
3220 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
Cafe Phone Number for Dirctions: 515-274-1644

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Conference Room
Cabin Coffee Co.
1304 4th St. SE
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Cafe Phone Number for Dirctions: 641-423-6502

*-CLE credit has been approved as follows: Iowa: 3.0 credits, including 3.0 ethics credits approved. Iowa activity numbers 167549 (Cedar Rapids); 167550 (Des Moines); 167551(Mason City). Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana: CLE credit applied for upon request. My programs are routinely approved This program completely satisfies the ethics requirement for the entire reporting cycle in Iowa.

Program Description

Ethics 2014.Presented by Richard Clem. This will be a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota. Those states have adopted substantially similar rules governing lawyers, and this course will review the rules as adopted in those 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. During this three hour session, we'll cover the rules in their entirety. Live lecture, three hours.

The course materials will be distributed at the door. If you would like to print a copy prior to the program (or "go green" and view them on your portable device), they are available at this link (PDF).

About the Speaker

Richard P. Clem is an attorney and continuing legal education (CLE) provider in Minnesota. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for 25 years. He has a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul and a B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota. 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). You can visit his web pages at and and his blog at

Course Schedule

Cedar Rapids 12/11 and Des Moines 12/12:
9:00 Registration
9:05 Welcome, opening remarks
9:10 Ethics 2014, Part 1
10:10 Break
10:15 Ethics 2014, Part 2
11:15 Break
11:20 Ethics 2014, Part 3
12:20 Closing remarks

Mason City 12/13:
11:30 Registration
11:35 Welcome, opening remarks
11:40 Ethics 2014, Part 1
12:40 Break
12:45 Ethics 2014, Part 2
1:45 Break
1:50 Ethics 2014, Part 3
2:50 Closing remarks

Location and Directions

Cedar Rapids: The Thursday program will be in the conference room of the Motel 6 Cedar Rapids - Airport, 616 33rd Ave S.W., Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404. Please note this was formerly Howard Johnson's, and is located at I-380 Exit 17, behind the McDonald's. The hotel phone number for directions is 319-366-2475. The Cedar Rapids program starts at 9:05 AM.

Des Moines: The Friday program will be in the conference room of Caribou Coffee, 3220 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. The cafe phone number for dirctions is 515-274-1644. The Des Moines program starts at 9:05 AM.

Mason City: The Saturday program will be in the conference room of Cabin Coffee Co., 1304 4th St. SE, Mason City, Iowa 50401. The cafe phone number for dirctions is 641-423-6502. The Mason City program starts at 11:35 AM.

Complimentary coffee will be available in Cedar Rapids. The Des Moines and Mason City locations have a wide variety of food and beverage items available for purchase. All locations are accessible to persons with handicaps. If you require any special accomodations, please contact me prior to the program.

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 to:
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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