Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Conflicts of Interest 2015

5.0 approved Iowa CLE Credits, including 3 Ethics Credits, Only $99
Or 10 credits for only $129

Update:Space is still available for this program, and you may register at the door. If you have any questions, I'll check my e-mail Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Mason City, Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 10:00 AM - 3:45 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: 5.0 credits, including 3.0 ethics credits approved. Iowa activity number 199769.
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska: CLE credit applied for upon request.

Program Description

Conflicts of Interest 2015.Live lecture presented by Richard Clem. This will be an in-depth look at the conflict of interest rules governing lawyers in Iowa and other states. It will cover Rule 1.7 of the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as related rules. Subjects addressed include: Joint representations in general; driver and passenger; co-defendants in criminal cases; insured and insurer; organization and individuals within organization; buyer and seller; testator and beneficiary; closely related entitites; business transactions between clients; consent to conflicts; "hot potato" doctrine; and more.

In addition to the ethics program, we will review some recent decisions from appellate courts in Iowa and around the region. Topics include: Expert testimony in criminal cases; search and seizure; wrongful discharge; sovereign immunity; merger of purchase contract into deed; impeaching jury verdicts; service of process; alternative theories of guilt; priority of attorney liens; state data practices; will revocation; and more.

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 are available at the following links:

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
10:00 Registration
10:10 Welcome, opening remarks
10:15 Conflicts of Interest, Part 1 (Ethics, 90 minutes)
11:45 Break
12:05 Conflicts of Interest, Part 2 (Ethics, 90 minutes)
1:35 Break
1:40 Recent Appellate Decisions, Part 1 (60 minutes)
2:40 Break
2:45 Recent Appellate Decisions, Part 2 (60 minutes)
3:45 Closing remarks

Location and Directions

Mason City: The 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 10:00 AM.

Cabin Coffee Company has coffee and a wide variety of food and beverage items available for purchase. The full menu is available at this link. The conference room is on the ground floor and is 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 $99. You may register by mail by sending payment, along with a note indicating the date of the 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

If you need more credits, you can also register for my five-credit "on demand" program for only $30 more, and get a total of 10 credits for only $129. Iowa attorneys can satisfy up to six of their credits with on-demand programs, and my on-demand program is approved for Iowa credit. Click here for full information on the on-demand program. If you register for the on-demand program, you may take it any time between now and February 24, 2016.

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. When registering, you may select the live program only for $99, or both the live and on-demand programs for $129.

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