Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Cedar Rapids Ethics, Thursday, December 5, 2013

Complete your entire ethics requirement for only $49
3.0 approved Iowa CLE Credits, including 3 Ethics Credits, Only $49

Cedar Rapids Ethics

Includes New Advertising Rules

The program on this page took place in the past. For information on upcoming Iowa CLE programs, please visit my main CLE page.

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 9:30 - 12:50 PM
Conference Room
Howard Johnson Cedar Rapids
616 33rd Ave S.W. (I-380 Exit 17)
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404
Hotel phone number for directions: 319-366-2475

*-CLE credit has been approved/applied for as follows: Iowa: 3.0 credits, including 3.0 ethics credits approved. Iowa activity number 120696. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska: CLE credit applied for upon request.This program completely satisfies the ethics requirement for the entire reporting cycle in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.

Program Description

Ethics 2013.Presented by Richard Clem. This will be a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota. Those states have adopted substantially similar rules governing lawyers, and this course will review the rules as adopted in those 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 three hour session, we'll cover the rules in their entirety, including a discussion of the new Iowa advertising rules. Live lecture, three hours.

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 this link (PDF).

About the Speaker

Richard P. Clem has a B.A. in history from the University of Minnesota, and a J.D., cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law. He has been in private practice in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. 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).

Course Schedule

9:30 Registration
9:35 Welcome, opening remarks
9:40 Ethics 2013, Part 1
10:40 Break
10:45 Ethics 2013, Part 2
11:45 Break
11:50 Ethics 2013, Part 3
12:50 Closing remarks

Location and Directions

The program will be in the conference room of Howard Johnson Cedar Rapids , 616 33rd Ave S.W. (I-380 Exit 17), Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404. The hotel phone number for directions is 319-366-2475

The cost for the entire program is $49. 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.

The same program will be presented in Des Moines on December 6. For details on the Des Moines program, please visit this link.

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