Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

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

Iowa On-Demand CLE 2017-18

Three Approved Iowa Ethics Credits Only $39

On March 24, 2014, the Iowa Supreme Court amended the Iowa CLE rules to allow Iowa attorneys to receive up to six of their required 15 credits each year with "unmoderated programs." For more information, you can view the Supreme Court's Order or the Iowa CLE Commission's Guidelines.

The course shown on this page meets the Iowa guidelines and has been approved for Iowa ethics credit. You may take this program at any time that is convenient for you. You can listen online or download the program to your computer or other device. On-demand CLE is a popular option in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and other states, and now Iowa attorneys can take advantage of them.

To receive CLE credit, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the course materials at this links:
  2. Download the Affidavit of Completion. You will fill out this form as you listen to the program and return it at the conclusion of the program. The affidavit is available in two formats. To print the affidavit, it's best to use the PDF version. If you prefer to paste the text of the affidavit into a word processor or e-mail, it's best to use the text version.

  3. Listen to the three-hour audio program. You can listen to or download the program by using the following links. Each recording runs 45 minutes:
  4. If you have any substantive comments or questions about the program, you can call me or e-mail me, and I will respond promptly. You can reach me by phone at 612-378-7751, or by e-mail at

  5. During the program, you will be given a series code numbers. Write down the code numbers you hear and record them on your affidavit of completion.

  6. Sign the affidavit of completion containing the code numbers and return it to me. You may sign electronically by typing your name at the indicated spot. You may send me the affidavit as an attachment, or simply "paste" it into an e-mail as plain text. You may also return it to me by U.S. Mail. Do not send the affidavit to the Iowa CLE Commission. I retain the affidavit for my records, and you report as you would any other CLE program. You may send the affidavit by U.S. Mail to Richard Clem, PO Box 14957, Minneapolis, MN 55414; or by e-mail to

  7. Make payment of the course fee. The fee for the entire program is $39. You can pay by check to Richard Clem, PO Box 14957, Minneapolis, MN 55414. You may also pay online at the link below.

If paying online, click the "Buy Now" link below.

Upon receipt of your affidavit, I will send you via e-mail a certificate of attendance. If you don't have an e-mail address, I can send this by U.S. Mail. I process these courses manually, so please allow time for me to respond. I will normally provide your certificate of attendance within 24 hours. You can then report your attendance online, as you would with any other CLE course.

CLE Credit

Iowa: 3.0 "unmoderated" credits approved, including 3.0 ethics credits (Iowa activity number 282160). This program can be taken for credit until November 28, 2018.
Wisconsin: 3.5 standard CLE credits approved. (Wisconsin attorneys must use "live" programs for their ethics credits, but this program can be applied toward the general credit requirement.) Wisconsin attorneys can send the code numbers by e-mail, but do not need to complete the Iowa affidavit.
Other States: Credit may be available in other states. Please contact me for details on credit in states other than Iowa and Wisconsin.

Course Description

The program covers the rules regarding client funds and trust accounts, including:

While the program will focus on the Iowa rules, but most of the material will be applicable to attorneys in other states. This program was originally presented on November 28 & 30 and December 5 & 6, 2017.

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

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PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414