Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
High quality, reasonably priced CLE opportunities
I'm offering these free conference call CLE programs in July, at 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time. CLE credit will be applied for in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin (Iowa credit is not available for the July 14 program). Credit may be available in other states. View Course Descriptions.
If you need additional credits at a low cost, my on-demand programs are now approved for Minnesota CLE credit. For only $50, you can earn 5.5 credits of ethics and elimination of bias by listening to my podcast programs at any convenient time. For more information, please visit the pages for my ethics and elimination of bias programs.
Pre-registration for these programs is not necessary. To participate, simply call in at 12:55 PM Central Time on the dates shown. Full instructions for claiming CLE credit will be provided during the call. To receive your certificate of attendance, you will need to e-mail a series of codes that will be given during the program. If you join the call already in progress, write down the codes you do hear, and you will receive partial credit for the minutes you attended.
To participate: Dial 1-712-432-3100. When prompted, enter the conference code 127735. Normal long-distance charges (to Iowa) apply for this call. Participants will be muted during the call, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end. After the call, e-mail the codes from the program to email@example.com and I will e-mail you a certificate of attendance.
There is absolutely no cost to attend these programs, and no payment is expected. If, however, you wish to make a small voluntary payment, you may do so after the program. For full information, read why this program is free. You will receive full CLE credit whether or not you decide to pay.
This is a convenient way to earn CLE credits at no cost. There is, however, no obligation, and you're welcome to take the free program, even if you don't intend to take any additional programs.
At the time of the program, you simply call in, enter the access code, and listen to the program. You can submit live questions during the program. Your only cost will be the normal long-distance charge to an Iowa telephone number. If you have unlimited long distance, there will be no cost whatsoever.
Lawyers generally don't think of themselves as historians, but we frequently do the work of historians. We seek out historical events (which we call "precedents") and try to apply these historical lessons to current situations. Minnesota's legal history has a long pedigree, dating back to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. These antecedents give our laws a "chain of title" that is sometimes ignored. Some of the historical antecedents we'll look at are merely interesting "old cases" with little practical application. But others come under the heading of "venerable precedents", which can sometimes make an argument more compelling. And in a few cases, the law as it existed prior to statehood was arguably enshrined into the state constitution, in which case it takes on special significance. The course materials for this program are available at this link. CLE credit: One CLE credit has been applied for in Minnesota and Wisconsin (Minnesota event code 193923). Iowa credit is not available for this program.
July 18: Recent Minnesota Decisions April-May 2014. Live program presented by Richard Clem. This program will be a summary of decisions from the Minnesota appellate courts handed down between April 14 and May 14. Expected topics include:
Course materials for this program are available at this link. CLE credit: One standard CLE credit has been applied for in Wisconsin. One Minnesota and Iowa CLE credit has been approved. Minnesota event code 193924. Iowa activity number 150769.
Recent Minnesota Decisions May-June 2014. Live program presented by Richard Clem. This program will be a summary of decisions from the Minnesota appellate courts handed down in May and June. Expected topics include:
Course materials for this program are available at this link. CLE credit: One standard CLE credit has been applied for in Minnesota, Wisconsin. One Iowa CLE credit has been approved. Minnesota event code 194213. Iowa activity number 151852.
Recent Minnesota Decisions July 2014. Live program presented by Richard Clem. This program will be a summary of decisions from the Minnesota appellate courts handed down in July. Expected topics include:
Course materials for this program are available at this link. CLE credit: One standard CLE credit has been applied for in Minnesota and Wisconsin. One Iowa CLE credit has been approved. Minnesota event code 194468. Iowa activity number 152611.
All times are Central Time
The program will begin promptly at 1:00 PM Central Time on these dates. The phone line will be open approximately ten minutes prior to the times shown. Please call in at least five minutes prior to the start time so that attendance and opening remarks can be taken care of prior to the start of the program. The program is a live lecture.
12:45 PM Phone line opens
12:55 PM Introductory remarks
1:00 PM Live lecture (one hour)
2:00 PM Concluding remarks
CLE Credit has been applied for as follows:
During the program, there will be an opportunity for all participants to submit questions via e-mail or at the end of the program. The program will be fully interactive and participatory. Attendance will be taken. During the program, a "PIN number" will also be given.
After the program, I will e-mail you a certificate of attendance for use in reporting.
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).
This program is absolutely free, and there is no obligation to pay any fee whatsoever. These free CLE programs are an experiment on my part.
I expect that most of the attorneys attending will do so because the program is free, and I honestly don't mind. For some attorneys, the cost of maintaining a license and earning CLE credits can be a significant burden, and I'm glad I'm able to help. But I'm also aware that some businesses are profitable with a "pay as you want" fee structure. This business model has been used successfully in the music industry, by restaurants and even by a taxi company. This article is what gave me the idea to try this.
This model can also work very well for Continuing Legal Education. Even though not all are able, many of the participants in my free programs are willing to make a voluntary payment to support this reasonably priced alternative. Because of the high price of traditional CLE programs, it is my hope that these low-cost programs will be sustainable through voluntary payment. If this method proves successful, then I can continue to make programs, including my popular ethics courses, available on the same "pay as you want" basis.
Therefore, I ask you to consider making a voluntary payment after taking this free program. You may pay whatever you please. The program is free, and zero is a perfectly acceptable option. Of course, if everyone pays zero, my future free programs will be infrequent. You can select any amount you wish. To give you some idea of a reasonable price, please consider the following:
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Minneapolis, MN 55414
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