Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Sioux City Ethics, Friday, October 10, 2014

5 CLE credits, including entire ethics requirement, for only $99

Sioux City CLE Day 2014

Friday, October 10, 10:25 AM - 4:10 PM
Conference Room
Sioux City Public Library, Morningside Branch
4005 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
Library Phone Number for Dirctions: (712) 255-2924

*-CLE credit has been approved/applied for as follows:
Iowa: 5 credits, including 3 ethics approved (Iowa Activity # 159289).
Nebraska: 5 credits, including 3 ethics credits approved (Nebraska activity #97788).
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana: Credit applied for upon request.
Other States: My programs are routinely approved in most states. Please contact me if you need any assistance with obtaining CLE credit.

This program completely satisfies the ethics requirement for the entire reporting cycle in Iowa and Nebraska. And this program has been scheduled to provide maximum benefit to Nebraska attorneys: Since Nebraska allows only five credits per year of "distance learning" credit, this program will take care of five live credits. Nebraska attorneys can complete their remaining annual credits with distance learning programs, either mine or some other provider's. (This program was rather crowded last year, and I have made arrangements to have additional tables this year.)

Course Materials

Copies of the course materials will be provided at the program. They're also available at the following links:

Program Description

We have two interesting live presentations planned:

Iowa-Nebraska Ethics, Presented by Richard Clem. This will be a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Iowa and Nebraska. Both states have adopted substantially similar rules governing lawyers, and this course will review the rules as adopted in both 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 four hour session, we'll cover the rules in their entirety, including the new Iowa advertising rules. Live lecture, 3 hours.

Recent Appellate Decisions, Presented by Richard Clem. We'll review recent appellate decisions of interest from courts in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, and around the region. Expected topics include:

Live lecture, two hours.

About the Speakers

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 Materials

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 will also be available online prior to the program.

Course Schedule

10:00 Registration
10:25 Welcome, opening remarks
10:30 Iowa-Nebraska Ethics Part 1 (Live lecture). Ethics, 2 hours.
12:30 Lunch Break: On your own
1:00 Iowa-Nebraska Ethics Part 2 (Live lecture). Ethics, 1 hour
2:00 Break
2:05 Recent Appellate Decisions Part 1 (Live lecture). 1 hour.
3:05 Break
3:10 Recent Appellate Decisions Part 2 (Live lecture). 1 hour.
4:10 Closing remarks

Location and Directions

The program will be in the conference room of the Sioux City Public Library, Morningside Branch, 4005 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106. The library phone number (for directions only) is (712) 255-2924. If you need to contact me the day of the program, please call my cell phone at 651-285-5474. We will be taking a short break for lunch. There are restaurants within a few blocks, or you can bring a bag lunch. Coffee will be provided.

In accordance with library policy, this program is open to the public with no admission charge. The tuition covers CLE credit and cost of materials. Accessibility: The library and conference room are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need any special accomodations, please contact me.

The cost for the entire program is $99. You may also attend any portion of the program for only $25 per credit. You may register by mail by sending payment, along with a note indicating which program you will be attending: Richard P. Clem
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone (612) 378-7751
For questions the day of the CLE, Cel. (651) 285-5474

You may also register securely online by following the "Buy Now" link below. If you have a PayPal account, you may sign and and use your PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, of if you prefer to simply use a credit card, you may also do so by following this link.

Course Materials

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