Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
High quality, reasonably priced CLE opportunities
$25 per approved credit
I'm offering the following conference call CLE programs in June 2015. This is a convenient way to satisfy your CLE requirements, for only $25 per credit. The programs on this page have been approved for Wisconsin and Minnesota credit. If these times don't work for you, please contact me, since I can schedule additional programs upon request. Upon registration, you will be given a telephone number and access code. 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.
Each ethics program covers a different part of the Rules, and these programs can be taken in any order.
The three programs shown above are approved for Minnesota credit, and can be used to satisfy your ethics and bias requirements, as long as you use fewer than 15 hours of "on demand" credit.
If you've already used up your 15 on-demand credits, or want to save them for future programs, then you can inexpensively take care of your ethics and bias credits with the conference call programs on this page. There is no limitation in Minnesota on the use of conference call programs, and you can use these telephone programs for all or any part of your 45 credits. (Wisconsin attorneys can use the on-demand programs for their general CLE credits, but must take their ethics credits with live programs or conference calls.)
All times shown are Central time. All programs begin promptly at the time shown. The phone line will be open approximately five minutes prior to the times shown. Please call in approximately 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. All programs are live lectures.
June 30 Update: Currently, nobody is registered for the Bias programs at 12 and 1:10, and they will be cancelled. The Ethics programs will take place as scheduled. If you need credits of any type, please register for one of the ethics programs. I understand that today is the deadline and will do my best to accommodate everyone. If you need the Bias credits today, please let me know by e-mail and I can work the program into my schedule, either at the scheduled time or this evening.
|DATE||START TIME||END TIME||PROGRAM||CREDITS*||MINNESOTA EVENT CODE|
|Monday, June 8||11:00 AM||12:00 PM||Ethics, Part 1||1.0 ethics||206786|
|Tuesday, June 9||11:00 AM||12:00 PM||Ethics, Part 2||1.0 ethics||206787|
|Wednesday, June 10||11:00 AM||12:00 PM||Ethics, Part 3||1.0 ethics||206788|
|Thursday, June 11||11:00 AM||12:00 PM||Ethics, Part 4||1.0 ethics||206789|
|Monday, June 15||12:00 PM*||1:00 PM||Bias, Part 1||1.0 bias||206790|
|Tuesday, June 16||12:00 PM*||1:00 PM||Bias, Part 2||1.0 bias||206791|
|Saturday, June 20||1:00 PM||2:00 PM||Ethics, Part 1||1.0 ethics||206792|
|Sunday, June 21||1:00 PM||2:00 PM||Ethics, Part 2||1.0 ethics||206793|
|Monday, June 22||11:00 AM||12:00 PM||Ethics, Part 3||1.0 ethics||206794|
|Tuesday, June 23||11:00 AM||12:00 PM||Ethics, Part 4||1.0 ethics||206795|
|Wednesday, June 24||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Bias, Part 1||1.0 bias||206796|
|Thursday, June 25||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Bias, Part 2||1.0 bias||206797|
|Friday, June 26||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 1||1.0 ethics||206798|
|Saturday, June 27||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 2||1.0 ethics||206799|
|Sunday, June 28||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 3||1.0 ethics||206800|
|Monday, June 29||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 4||1.0 ethics||206801|
|Tuesday, June 30||12:00 PM *See Note Above||1:00 PM||Bias, Part 1||1.0 bias||206802|
|Tuesday, June 30||1:10 PM*See Note Above||2:10 PM||Bias, Part 2||1.0 bias||206803|
|Tuesday, June 30||2:20 PM||3:20 PM||Ethics, Part 1||1.0 ethics||206804|
|Tuesday, June 30||3:30 PM||4:30 PM||Ethics, Part 2||1.0 ethics||206805|
|Tuesday, June 30||4:40 PM||5:40 PM||Ethics, Part 3||1.0 ethics||206806|
|Tuesday, June 30||5:50 PM||6:50 PM||Ethics, Part 4||1.0 ethics||206807|
Ethics Refresher 2015. Live program presented by Richard Clem. This 4-part program is a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Most states have adopted substantially similar rules governing lawyers, and this course will review the rules as adopted in these and other states. Where the rules differ, we will go over the differences as adopted in other states. Seeing these differences gives insight into the meaning of the rule in all states. 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. We'll cover many of the rules, and the written materials will cover the rules in their entirety. The parts stand alone and can be taken in any order. The course materials for this portion of the program are available at this link.
Elimination of Bias. 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. In addition to these course materials, we'll probably talk about the following three persons. You probably recognize the names of two of them, but not the third:
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).
The easiest way to register is to use the "Buy Now" button below. Then, click the "Buy Now" button to make your payment online. If you have a PayPal account, you will be given an opportunity to pay with that account. If you do not have a PayPal account, or don't want to use it, you may pay by credit card.
If you prefer to pay by check, then simply send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which programs you wish to attend, and then mail your check to:
Richard P. Clem Continuing Legal Education
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Upon confirmation of your registration, you will be sent instructions for calling in. You will dial a telephone number and enter an access code to be connected to the conference. There will be an opportunity for all participants to submit questions via e-mail or at the end of the program.
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