Up in Smoke? Jumping on the Marijuana Bandwagon Ethically
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
1.50 Ethics/Professionalism CLE Credit Hours
Notwithstanding the prohibitions under federal law, the cannabis industry is exploding as more and more state jurisdictions legalize the use and sale of marijuana. As such, lawyers face a dilemma as to what they ethically can and cannot do when called to represent clients who wish to be or who are already engaged in the marijuana business.
Join our expert faculty members, including two state disciplinary counsel as well as a highly experienced litigator who regularly handles legal malpractice matters, as they discuss the various issues, including the unique challenges to the decision-making paradigm when representing clients in a legalized marijuana business while the product is still a crime to possess, distribute, or sell in large quantities based on federal law.
The speakers will address: what actions lawyers should take to protect their law license as well as the client's legal interest; which Model Rules of Professional Conduct are implicated when dealing with a marijuana business; and the conflicting state ethics opinions on the subject and best practices for addressing the confusion, especially for those engaged in multi-jurisdictional practices.