Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

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

Wisconsin On-Demand CLE: 2015 Programs

6 Approved Wisconsin CLE Credits for Only $25

End of Year Wisconsin CLE Special: 6 Credits Only $25


For Wisconsin attorneys who need to complete their CLE credits, I am making this special offer. You may take up to six credits for only $25. Six Wisconsin online on-demand CLE credits have been approved. Under Wisconsin Court Rule 31.05(5), Wisconsin lawyers may claim up to 10.0 CLE credit hours for approved on-demand programs.


Note: Each program shown below is a separate program in Wisconsin. For full credit, you will report attending six different programs. Even though part of the program covers ethics, this particular program is offered in Wisconsin only for standard CLE credit, and not ethics credit. For Wisconsin attorneys needing ethics credits before the end of the year, I will be offering Wisconsin ethics conference call programs. Full details are available on my CLE page.


There is no need to pre-register or pay in advance. Simply follow the instructions below to take the program. You pay only when you claim credit.


Course title

Wisconsin Credits

Course Material Link

Link to Listen to Program

Ethics Refresher 2015, Part 1 (Originally presented 6/20/15)

1.0 credit, expires 12/31/16.

Course Materials

Ethics 2015, Part 1

Ethics Refresher 2015, Part 2 (Originally presented 6/21/15)

1.0 credit, expires 12/31/16.

Course Materials

Ethics 2015, Part 2

Ethics Refresher 2015, Part 4* (Originally presented 6/29/15)

1.0 credit, expires 12/31/16.

Course Materials

Ethics 2015, part 3/4

First Amendment Issues in K-12 Education (Originally presented 5/5/15)

1.0 credit, expires 12/31/16.

Course Materials

First Amendment in Education

Recent Appellate Decisions: February 2015 (Originally presented 2/25/15)

1.0 credit, expires 12/31/16.

Course Materials

Recent Decisions, Feb. 2015

Recent Appellate Decisions (Feb-Mar) (Originally presented 6/9/15)

1.0 credit, expires 12/31/16.

Course Materials

Recent Decisions, Feb-Mar

* - The title of this program is "part 4," but it starts at the end of part 2. There is no "part 3" of this program.

To receive Wisconsin CLE credit, follow the following steps:


  1. Download the course materials for the portion(s) of the program for which you want credit, using the links above.
  2. Download the portion(s) of the audio program for which you want credit, or listen online, using the links above.
  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 each program, you will be given a series of code numbers. Write down the numbers you hear.
  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.

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.


CLE Credit


Wisconsin CLE credit has been approved for for each of the six separate programs. In Wisconsin, each hour of the program is a separate CLE program, and you will report attendance to six different programs. Even though the subject matter of part of the program is ethics, the program is offered for standard CLE credit only in Wisconsin. Wisconsin attorneys must satisfy their ethics and professional responsibility credits with "live" programs. The expiration date for these programs means that you must take the program prior to that date. It is still valid for credit, even though your reporting cycle might end after that date. All or part of this program has also been approved for Iowa and Minnesota credit. An additional fee may apply for Iowa or Minnesota credit.


Course Description

Parts 1-3: Ethics Refresher 2015. (3.0 hours, 3 audio segments). This is a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. All three states have adopted substantially similar rules governing lawyers, and this course will review the rules as adopted in all three 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 states' 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. This program was originally presented on June 20, 21, and 29, 2015, 180 minutes.

Part 4: First Amendment Issues in K-12 Education. (1.0 hour, 1 audio segment). 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 5:Recent Appellate Decisions (Feb. 25). This program will be a summary of recent decisions from appellate courts in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and other states. Sixty minutes, originally presented February 25, 2015, 60 minutes. Topics include:

Part 6: 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:

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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