Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
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The course shown on this page can not be taken for Minnesota CLE credit after August 5, 2016. The following courses are still available:
Minnesota attorneys may now use "on demand" programs for a portion of their CLE requirements. On December 6, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court amended the Minnesota CLE rules to permit "on-demand" CLE programs. The new rules took effect on July 1, 2014. Minnesota attorneys may now complete up to 15 of their required 45 credits using on-demand programs. You are now able to download a program and take it at your convenience.
This four-credit program is a replay of live conference call CLE's given during July, 2014.
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This program runs four hours. Each part of the program is approximately one hour in length. Part 1 was originally presented on July 14, 2014. Part 2 was originally presented on July 18, 2014. Part 3 was originally presented on July 21, 2014. Part 4 was originally presented on July 28, 2014.
Part 1: Early Minnesota Legal History Presented by Richard Clem. Lawyers generally don't think of themselves as historians, but we frequently do the work of historians. We seek out historical events (which we call "precedents") and try to apply these historical lessons to current situations. Minnesota's legal history has a long pedigree, dating back to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. These antecedents give our laws a "chain of title" that is sometimes ignored. Some of the historical antecedents we'll look at are merely interesting "old cases" with little practical application. But others come under the heading of "venerable precedents", which can sometimes make an argument more compelling. And in a few cases, the law as it existed prior to statehood was arguably enshrined into the state constitution, in which case it takes on special significance. One hour.
Parts 2, 3, and 4: Recent Minnesota Decisions Presented by Richard Clem. This program is a summary of decisions from the Minnesota appellate courts handed down between April 14 and July 28, 2014. Topics include:
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 RichardClem.com and w0is.com and his blog at OneTubeRadio.com.
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