Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

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

Minnesota On-Demand CLE: June 2015 Programs

3.5 Approved Minnesota CLE Credits for Only $25

This program expires on Sunday, June 25, 2017, and must be taken before then. If you listened to the program on or before June 25, please include the date you took the program along with the code words. If you need credits after June 25, then please visit my main CLE page.

Minnesota attorneys may now use "on demand" programs for a portion of their CLE requirements. On December 6, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court amended the Minnesota CLE rules to permit "on-demand" CLE programs. The new rules took effect on July 1, 2014. Minnesota attorneys may now complete up to 15 of their required 45 credits using on-demand programs. You are now able to download a program and take it at your convenience.

This 3.5 credit program is a replay of live CLE programs presented in 2015. This program can be taken for Minnesota CLE credit until June 25, 2017.

If you need ethics or elimination of bias credits, I also have on-demand programs covering those topics. Please visit my main CLE page for details.

To receive CLE credit, please follow these steps:

  1. Download the course materials by following the following links:

  2. Listen to the 3.5 hour audio program. There are two ways to listen to the program:

    • All four parts of the program are available at the following links:

    • You can also listen online to some portions of the program at the following alternate links:
      • Part 1: First Amendment in Education
        Download at the following link:
        Download Part 1 MP3 file
      • Part 2: Recent Appellate Decisions (Recorded 2/25/15)
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      • Part 3: Recent Appellate Decisions (Feb. - Mar.)
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      • Part 4: State and Federal Religious Freedom Legislation
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  3. 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

  4. During the program, you will be given a total of eighteen code numbers. Write down the four numbers you hear. They will be in the following format:
    • Part 1 (First Amendment in Education)
      • F 1 __ __
      • F 2 __ __
      • F 4 __ __
      • F 5 __ __
      • F 6 __ __
      • (Note: There are only five code numbers given during this segment of the program. There is not an "F3 __ __" code number given.)
    • Part 2 (Recent Appellate Decisions, Recorded 2/25/15)
      • A __ __
      • B __ __
      • C __ __
      • D __ __
      • E __ __
      • F __ __
    • Part 3 (Recent Appellate Decisions, Feb. - Mar.)
      • G 1 __ __
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      • G 4 __ __
      • G 5 __ __
      • G 6 __ __
    • Part 4 (Religious Freedom Restoration Acts)
      • I __ __ __

  5. Send me the code numbers. You can send them to me by e-mail at, by phone at 612-378-7751, or by U.S. Mail to: Richard Clem, PO Box 14957, Minneapolis, MN 55414. If paying online by credit card, you can also include the code numbers when making your payment.

  6. Make payment of the course fee of $25. 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 "Pay Now" link below. You will be able to enter the code numbers during the payment process. If you prefer, you can leave this field blank and send the code numbers to me separately.

Upon receipt of your payment, 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.

This program runs 3.5 hours. The first three parts are each approximately one hour in length. The fourth part is approximately 30 minutes. Part 1 was originally presented on May 5, 2015. Part 2 was originally presented on February 15, 2015. Part 3 was originally presented on June 9, 2015. Part 4 was originally presented on June 11, 2015.

CLE Credit

Minnesota: 3.5 CLE credits (on-demand) approved. Minnesota Event Code 207116. This program is eligible for credit between June 26, 2015, and June 25, 2017.
Wisconsin and Iowa: CLE credit will be applied for.

Course Description

Part 1: First Amendment Issues in K-12 Education. This program is a brief overview of First Amendment issues affecting K-12 public education. We'll cover some of the leading cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit, and other courts. Topics will include: school speech, establishment clause, free exercise clause, clothing, school newspapers and yearbooks, distribution of literature, student clubs, off-campus speech, book censorship, and the pledge of allegiance. Originally presented May 5, 2015, 60 minutes.

Part 2:Recent Appellate Decisions (Feb. 25). This program will be a summary of recent decisions from appellate courts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and other states. Sixty minutes, originally presented February 25, 2015. Topics include:

Part 3: Recent Appellate Decisions (Feb. - Mar.) This program is a summary of recent decisions from appellate courts in Minnesota and other states. Sixty minutes, originally presented June 9, 2015. Topics include:

Part 4: State and Federal Religious Freedom Legislation. Recent Indiana legislation regarding religious freedom has been the subject of intense public comment. But those on both sides of the debate seem to have made claims that aren't supported by what the statute actually says. In this half-hour program, we'll look at the background of this and similar state and federal laws regarding religious freedom. Thirty minutes, originally presented June 11, 2015.

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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