Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
High quality, reasonably priced CLE opportunities
$25 per credit
Update: The 3:00 program on December 31 does not have any registrations, and will be cancelled. If you still need one credit before the end of the day, the 6:30 Minnesota Elimination of Bias program will take place as scheduled. This program has been approved for credit in Minnesota, and is eligible for credit in most states. Please register for that program at this link. If you desperately need two credits before the end of the day, I can also re-schedule the 3:00 program, but only if absolutely necessary. Please contact me before registering for that program.
For additional credits from other providers, I have some other suggestions on my Don't Panic Page.
I'm offering the following conference call CLE programs in December. This is a convenient way to satisfy your CLE requirements, for only $25 per credit. The programs on this page are being offered for Wisconsin and Minnesota credit. If you're looking for programs that have been approved in Iowa or Indiana, those programs are at this link. I will have both noon hour and evening programs scheduled. 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 toll-free 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.
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.
|DATE||START TIME||END TIME||PROGRAM||CREDITS*||MINNESOTA EVENT CODE|
|Monday, December 16||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 1||1.0 ethics||186544|
|Tuesday, December 17||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 2||1.0 ethics||186545|
|Wednesday, December 18||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 3||1.0 ethics||186546|
|Thursday, December 19||11:00 AM||2:10 PM||3 Credit Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana CLE||3.0 ethics||MN credit not applied for|
|Friday, December 20||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 4||1.0 ethics||186547|
|Saturday, December 21||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Bias, Part 1||1.0 bias||186548|
|Sunday, December 22||1:00 PM||2:00 PM||Bias, Part 2||1.0 bias||186549|
|Thursday, December 26||7:00 PM Note Time Change||8:00 PM||Ethics, Part 1||1.0 ethics||186754|
|December 26-27||-||-||Special free conference calls for IA, MN, WI: Please visit this link for details.||1.0||--|
|Friday, December 27||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 2||1.0 ethics||186755|
|Saturday, December 28||11:00 AM||2:10 PM||3 Credit Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana CLE||3.0 ethics||MN credit not applied for|
|Saturday, December 28||8:00 PMNote Time Change||9:00 PM||MN Legal History||1.0||186756|
|Sunday, December 29||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 1||1.0 ethics||186757|
|Sunday, December 29||1:10 PM||2:10 PM||Ethics, Part 2||1.0 ethics||186758|
|Sunday, December 29||2:20 PM||3:20 PM||Ethics, Part 3||1.0 ethics||186759|
|Sunday, December 29||3:30 PM||4:30 PM||Ethics, Part 4||1.0 ethics||186760|
|Monday, December 30||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Ethics, Part 1||1.0 ethics||186761|
|Monday, December 30||1:10 PM||2:10 PM||Ethics, Part 2||1.0 ethics||186762|
|Monday, December 30||2:20 PM||3:20 PM||Ethics, Part 3||1.0 ethics||186763|
|Monday, December 30||3:30 PM||4:30 PM||Ethics, Part 4||1.0 ethics||186764|
|December 30-31||Elimination of Bias: Minnesota Only||1.0 bias||Please see this link for more information|
|Tuesday, December 31||9:30 AM||10:30 AM||Ethics, Part 1||1.0 ethics||186765|
|Tuesday, December 31||11:00 AM||2:10 PM||3 Credit Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana CLE||3.0 ethics||MN credit not applied for|
|Tuesday, December 31||3:00 PM: See note above||4:00 PM||MN Legal History||1.0||186766|
Ethics Refresher 2013. Live program presented by Richard Clem. This 4-part program is a comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Minnesota. 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 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.
Early Minnesota Legal History.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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Return to my main CLE page
Copyright 2013, Richard P. Clem Continuing Legal Education
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414