Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
High quality, reasonably priced CLE opportunities
$25 per credit
For a full listing of December Conference Call programs, please visit my main CLE page.
For Minnesota attorneys who need to complete their "Elimination of Bias" credits before the end of the year, I'm offering the following two special programs. These programs have been approved in the past for CLE credit in other states, but I have not applied for credit outside of Minnesota. For credit in other states, please visit my my main CLE page.
Monday, December 30, 2013: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Elimination of Bias 2013: Part 1. One Hour, elimination of bias. Opening remarks are at 6:25 PM.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Elimination of Bias 2013: Part 2. One Hour, elimination of bias. Opening remarks are at 6:25 PM.
Elimination of Bias 2013. Live program presented by Richard Clem. We'll start by looking at the rules governing bias within the legal profession, which is a subject covered by both the General Rules of Practice and the Rules of Professional Conduct. We will then see how well we are collectively doing as a profession and legal system in abiding by those rules. We will do so through the eyes of participants at a series of community dialogues at which community members were asked to describe their experiences and discuss ideas for advancing racial equality and fairness in the courts. All participants are welcome to share their insights.
The course materials for this portion of the program are available at this link.
Elimination of Bias Learning Goals
This program will run sixty continuous minutes, will relate directly to the practice of law, and is designed to meet the first and third learning goals for elimination of bias courses:
We will begin by referencing the Supreme Court's 1993 report on the elimination of bias in the judicial system, and we will also look at how both the Rules of Professional Conduct and the General Rules of Practice require us as lawyers to avoid bias.
Then, we will look at how well we are doing in meeting these requirements, as seen by various communities, including communities of color. In particular, we'll examine the suggestions made by members of the public at community dialogues held over the past three years by the Supreme Court's Racial Fairness Committee.
There will be opportunities for participants to discuss these suggestions, and to offer our own suggestions on how we can fulfill these professional obligations.
All programs will be presented live by Richard P. Clem, who 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 25 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).
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Richard P. Clem Continuing Legal Education
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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