It seems that states are legalizing various levels of usage of marijuana left and right. Given the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws, however, questions abound about whether lawyers may ethically advise and assist clients in complying with their state’s marijuana laws, or whether they would be running afoul of state and federal ethical rules governing lawyers’ conduct were they to do so. While a handful of states have weighed in on the subject, the majority of state bar associations and ethics committees have remained silent on the issue. Thus, it is imperative that lawyers in states with medical or recreational marijuana laws proceed with caution when contemplating advising or assisting a potential client on issues involving state medical or recreational marijuana laws.
Join attorney Ameer Benno for an update to his extremely popular course discussing the ethical landscape for lawyers working with clients on marijuana-related issues. Here, he discusses conclusions reached by the various state bars that have considered this evolving issue. Additionally, he explores lawyers’ personal exposure under far-reaching federal civil and criminal laws such as conspiracy, asset seizure and forfeiture, and even money laundering.
Well Presented. Good Speaker
This was quite well done.
Best instructor ever.
Important information that is very well presented. Mr. Benno is an excellent speaker. I would take another CLE where he is the instructor.
Plain English, loved it.
Mr. Benno did a remarkable presentation on a very difficult topic. Great JOB. Thank you.
A tremendous amount of information,
This was a very good overview of ethical as well as legal issues for those of us who have not been involved in the Cannibus move.
The speaker was outstanding given the current fluid state of laws relating to marijuana laws and the conflicts between state and federal law.
Most timely, and the best presentation I've seen in years.
Great overview and history lesson.
Fast moving, detailed and clear. A very good presenter.
Very good speaker; clear and concise information.
excellent on tension between state and federal with a lot of state content
Very interesting. Well organized.
engaging speaking style
Great speaker in very murky area of the law.
I thought this was very interesting. Good topic.
Very interesting course. Thanks!
I have been giving presentations on legalized marijuana around the state of Wisconsin. I have not considered the ethical issues in this area. Therefore, this presentation was extremely helpful in recognizing these issues.
Tough area of conflicts, he did as well as anyone i know to explain current status.
Exceptionally thorough comparative analysis. This is not an area of law that I practice; I was simply interested in the topic. I felt like I was back in law school during this course, with an efficient overview of federal law, state law, and professional ethics, as they all pertain to CSA. Professor is engaging, to boot, with his use of hypotheticals.
Absolutely EXCELLENT Presentation and written materials. Speaker was engaging, knew his material with only few references to materials. Without doubt one of the top 3 Lawline Courses I've taken over the last several years. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Very comprehensive coverage of the topic. Well done.
Scope of coverage by the states is somewhat surprising...interesting
Presenter was very well versed in the subject matter.
Wow! Great job. This Ameer Benno was super-prepared for the entire 90 minutes. I would love to attend other CLE presentations on other topics delivered by him.
Excellent speaker and course
Outstanding presentation - I would highly recommend this topic and this presenter.
Excellent presentation and content for a complex and evolving area of law.
Nice over view
Excellent. I wish all of your authors did such a good job with the supplementary materials. I am going to go out of my way to give him an online google review.
Very informative and well presented. Excellent lecture!