Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Conflicts of Interest + New Iowa Succession Planning Rules

3.0 Iowa CLE Credits, including 3 Ethics Credits, Only $69

Cedar Rpaids, Thursday, December 14, 2017
Des Moines, Friday, December 15, 2017

Note: These two classes have been cancelled. Please visit my main CLE page for information on other December programs.

Thursday, December 14, 9:00 AM - 12:25 PM
Conference Room
Scooter's Coffee
(Formerly Coffeesmiths at Edgewood Station)
2300 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Cafe Phone Number for Directions:(319) 654-8888

Friday, December 15, 9:00 AM - 12:25 PM
Conference Room
Caribou Coffee
3220 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50312
Cafe Phone Number for Dirctions: 515-274-1644

*-CLE credit has been applied for as follows:
Iowa: 3.0 credits, including 3.0 ethics credits applied for. Iowa activity numbers: 280070 (Cedar Rapids); 280069 (Des Moines).
Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin: CLE credit applied for upon request (additional charge might apply).

Program Description

Conflicts of Interest.Live lecture presented by Richard Clem. This will be a 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, we will begin the program with an overview of Iowa Court Rule 39.18, which takes effect on December 25, 2017. Under this rule, Iowa attorneys have a new obligation to engage in succession planning for their practice. And when Iowa attorneys do their annual bar renewal, they are required to report portions of their succession plan. Therefore, it's imperative that attorneys have these plans in place and be prepared to do the required reporting. You will receive an overview of the new rules and be given sources of information to allow you to complete this requirement.

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 link:

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
9:00 Registration
9:05 Welcome, opening remarks
9:10 New Iowa Succession Planning Rules
9:20 Conflicts of Interest, Part 1 (Ethics, 90 minutes)
10:50 Break
10:55 Conflicts of Interest, Part 2 (Ethics, 90 minutes)
12:25 Closing remarks

Location and Directions

Cedar Rapids: The program will be in the conference room of Scooter's Coffee (Formerly Coffeesmiths at Edgewood Station), 2300 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. The cafe Phone Number for Directions is (319) 654-8888.

Des Moines: The 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.

Accessibility: Both locations are on the ground floor and accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need any special accomodations, please contact me.

The cost for the entire program is $69. 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

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