Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education

Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
High quality, reasonably priced CLE opportunities

Conference Call CLE:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Up to 3 credits, only $25 per credit

I'm offering this 3-credit ethics conference call CLE program on the dates shown above, at Noon Eastern, 11:00 AM Central, 10:00 AM Mountain, 9:00 AM Pacific. CLE credit will be available in many states as shown below.

This is a convenient way to earn CLE credits at low cost. If you need additional credits, I have additional low-cost conference call programs available. 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.

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.

Please note that North America is on standard time, which means that the start time is 1700 Grenwich Mean Time (UTC). This is the same as 12:00 Noon New York time and 11:00 AM Chicago time.

Course Schedule

The program will begin promptly at 11:00 Central Standard Time on December 11, December 19, December 28, and December 31. The phone line will be open approximately ten minutes prior to the program. 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, and each day's program covers the same material.

All times are Central Standard Time
10:50 AM Phone line opens, record attendance
10:55 AM Introductory remarks
11:00 AM Ethics, live lecture (one hour, ethics)
12:00 PM Break, record attendance
12:05 PM Ethics, live lecture (one hour, ethics)
1:05 PM Break, record attendance
1:10 PM Ethics, live lecture (one hour, ethics)
2:10 PM Concluding remarks

You can take any portion of the program, depending on how many credits you need. The cost is $25 per credit. In order to facilitate taking attendance, please plan on calling in during one of the breaks (10:50, 12:00, or 1:05).

CLE Credit

CLE Credit has been applied for/approved or is available in the following states:

Course Description

Ethics Refresher 2013. Live program presented by Richard Clem. This is the first hour of a four-part comprehensive review of the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys in states including Wisconsin, Iowa, 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.

This program will cover Rules 1.7 through 8.5. Rules 1.0 through 1.6 will be covered in a program held on different dates, including November 13.

About the Speaker

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 most convenient way to register is online. Simply use the "Buy Now" link below. Please select the number of credits desired. Upon receipt of your registration, I will e-mail you the course materials and call-in instructions. (Note: The payment link will specify that you are applying for a program on "November 20", which is obviously incorrect. I'll register you for the next call. If you want a different date, simply let me know.)

Please select number of credits:

If you prefer to pay by check, mail your payment, along with a note indicating which program, to:
Richard P. Clem
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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, one or more "PIN numbers" will also be given. Attorneys in some states, such as Indiana, will need to e-mail the PIN numbers in order to receive a certificate of completion.

After the program, I will e-mail you a certificate of attendance for use in reporting. For attorneys in Indiana, I will also report your attendance to your state CLE office.

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Copyright 2013, Richard P. Clem Continuing Legal Education
PO Box 14957
Minneapolis, MN 55414