Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
Iowa Trust Accounts

5.0 approved Iowa/Nebraska CLE Credits, including Ethics, Only $99

Sioux City, Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017, 10:30 AM - 4:10 PM
Conference Room
Sioux City Public Library, Morningside Branch
4005 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
Library Phone Number for Dirctions: (712) 255-2924

*-CLE credit has been approved/applied for as follows:
Iowa: Live program, 5.0 credits, including 2.5 ethics credits approved . Iowa activity number 272997.
Nebraska: Live Program, 5.0 credits, including 4.0 ethics credits approved . Nebraska activity number 147414.
Minnesota: Live Program, 5.0 credits, including 4.0 ethics credits applied for. Minnesota event code 248360.
Wisconsin: CLE credit applied for upon request.
Other States: Eligible for CLE credit in most states. Please contact me regarding credit in other states.

Note to Iowa Attorneys: This program has been approved for credit in both Iowa and Nebraska, for a total of 5 credits. However, even though the ethics program runs longer than 3 hours, it has only been approved for 2.5 ethics credits in Iowa. I normally try to make this program satisfy the entire 3 credit ethics requirement for two years. But this year, you will need to get an additional 1/2 credit elsewhere.

If you attended my 2016 program in Sioux City, or if you attended any other ethics program of at least 1/2 hour during 2016 or 2017, then you'll have plenty of ethics credits. If you are short ethics credit, I have prepared a list of free Iowa ethics CLE programs that you can take online to complete the extra half credit. I will also be sponsoring a series of free ethics conference calls, and will have details available at the program.

Program Description

Iowa Trust Accounts.Live lecture presented by Richard Clem. The program will cover the rules regarding client funds and trust accounts, including:

While the program will focus on the Iowa rules, we'll also look at the requirements for Nebraska Lawyer Trust Accounts. If time permits, we'll also look at other provisions of the Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct.

In addition to the ethics program, we will review some recent decisions from appellate courts in Iowa, Nebraska, and around the region. Topics include: Common carriers; misrepresentation under state tort claims act; immigration consequences of conviction; business marital property; line-item veto; and more.

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 will be available before the program at the following links:

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
10:00 Registration
10:25 Welcome, opening remarks
10:30 Trust Accounts, Part 1 (Ethics, 90 minutes)
12:00 Break
12:30 Trust Accounts, Part 2 (Ethics, 90 minutes)
2:00 Break
2:05 Trust Accounts, Part 3, and Other Ethics Rules (Ethics, 60 minutes)
3:05 Break
3:10 Recent Appellate Decisions (60 minutes)
4:10 Closing remarks

Location and Directions

The program will be in the conference room of the Sioux City Public Library, Morningside Branch, 4005 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106. The library phone number (for directions only) is (712) 255-2924. If you need to contact me the day of the program, please call my cell phone at 651-285-5474. We will be taking a short break for lunch. There are restaurants within a few blocks, or you can bring a bag lunch. Coffee will be provided. In accordance with library policy, this program is open to the public with no admission charge. The tuition covers CLE credit and cost of materials. Accessibility: The library and conference room are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need any special accomodations, please contact me.


The cost for the entire program is $99. You may 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.

Sioux City CLE, Oct. 20, 2017

You may also 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

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at or call me at 612-378-7751.

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