Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

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

Free Conference Call CLE: March 24, 2014

One Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, or Indiana CLE credit, absolutely free

I'm offering this free conference call CLE program on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 12:00 Noon Central Daylight Time (Chicago time). For international callers, this is the same as 17:00 GMT. CLE credit has been approved in Minnesota and Iowa and applied for in Wisconsin and Indiana. Credit may be available in other states. View Course Description.

Pre-registration for this program is not necessary. To participate, simply call in at 11:55 AM Central Time on March 24. Full instructions for claiming CLE credit will be provided during the call. To receive your certificate of attendance, you will need to e-mail a series of codes that will be given during the program. If you join the call already in progress, write down the codes you do hear, and you will receive partial credit for the minutes you attended.

To participate: Dial 1-712-432-3100. When prompted, enter the conference code 127735. Normal long-distance charges (to Iowa) apply for this call. Participants will be muted during the call, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. After the call, e-mail the codes from the program to and I will e-mail you a certificate of attendance.

The written course materials are electronic and can be found at this link. You can view them online during the program or download them prior to the program.

There is absolutely no cost to attend this program, and no payment is expected. If, however, you wish to make a small voluntary payment, you may do so after the program. For full information, read why this program is free. You will receive full CLE credit whether or not you decide to pay.

This is a convenient way to earn CLE credits at no cost. If you need additional credits, I have additional low-cost conference call programs available. There is, however, no obligation, and you're welcome to take the free program, even if you don't intend to take any additional programs.

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. Your only cost will be the normal long-distance charge to an Iowa telephone number. If you have unlimited long distance, there will be no cost whatsoever.

Course Description

Recent Appellate Decisions: This program is a summary of recent appellate decisions from courts in Minnesota and around the region. Topics include:

Course materials for this program are available at this link.

Course Schedule

All times are Central Time

The program will begin promptly at 12:00 Central Time on March 24, 2014. The phone line will be open approximately ten minutes prior to the times shown. Please call in at least five minutes prior to the start time so that attendance and opening remarks can be taken care of prior to the start of the program. The program is a live lecture.

11:45 AM Phone line opens
11:55 AM Introductory remarks
12:00 PM Recent Appellate Decisions. Live lecture (one hour)
1:00 PM Concluding remarks


CLE Credit

CLE Credit has been applied for as follows:

During the program, there will be an opportunity for all participants to submit questions via e-mail or at the end of the program. The program will be fully interactive and participatory. Attendance will be taken. During the program, a "PIN number" will also be given.

After the program, I will e-mail you a certificate of attendance for use in reporting. I will send a list of Indiana attorneys attending to the Indiana CLE office. If you are an Indiana attorney, please advise me when you request CLE credit so that I can include your name.

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).

Why is This Program Free?

This program is absolutely free, and there is no obligation to pay any fee whatsoever. This free CLE is an experiment on my part. I've done free CLE's in the past. My motive in offering those programs was to get some free advertising. "Free" is a valuable marketing tool, and my free programs are consistently well attended. And a certain percentage of the participants come back for paid programs.

I expect that most of the attorneys attending will do so because the program is free, and I honestly don't mind. But I'm also aware that some businesses are actually profitable with a "pay as you want" fee structure. This business model has been used successfully in the music industry, by restaurants and even by a taxi company. This article is what gave me the idea to try this.

It seems to me that this model might also work very well for Continuing Legal Education. It occurs to me that many of the participants in my free programs might be willing to make a voluntary payment: The cost of some traditional CLE programs can be horrendously expensive, and there are many attorneys who would be willing to support a reasonably priced alternative. Because of the high price of traditional CLE programs, low-cost programs could very well be sustainable through voluntary payment.

If this method proves successful, then I can make more programs, including my popular ethics courses, available on the same "pay as you want" basis.

Therefore, I ask you to consider making a voluntary payment after taking this free program. You may pay whatever you please. The program is free, and zero is a perfectly acceptable option. Of course, if everyone pays zero, my future free programs will be infrequent. You can select any amount you wish. To give you some idea of a reasonable price, please consider the following:

If, after attending, you decide to pay for this program, you may do so in any of the following ways.

To pay using credit card, select the amount you wish to pay from the drop-down list, and click the "Buy Now" button below. You will complete the transaction with PayPal. The available options range between 50 cents and 50 dollars.

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Richard Clem
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-378-7751
Minnesota Attorney Registration Number 0192648