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Ethically Navigating Local and State Licensing for Cannabis Businesses

Webinar: December 7 (Friday) - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

Representing cannabis businesses is fraught with ethical traps. This program will provide tips on how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of local and state licensing without getting your clients or yourself in trouble.

 

1 Hour MCLE Credit in Legal Ethics.

Representing cannabis businesses is fraught with ethical traps. This program will provide tips on how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of local and state licensing without getting your clients or yourself in trouble. Recent developments covered include changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct, an update on federal policies and state regulations, and cautionary tales of cannabis attorneys who have found their ethics called into question.

Program Highlights:

  • Continuing tension between state and federal laws
  • Applying the new Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Regional bar association ethics opinions
  • Attorney-Client privilege concerns
  • Public law: conflicts of interest and bribery
  • Real life ethical scenarios

This is an intermediate level program. Some experience with cannabis law is assumed.

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Representing cannabis businesses is fraught with ethical traps. This program will provide tips on how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of local and state licensing without getting your clients or yourself in trouble. Recent developments covered include changes to the California Rules of Professional Conduct, an update on federal policies and state regulations, and cautionary tales of cannabis attorneys who have found their ethics called into question.

Program Highlights:

  • Continuing tension between state and federal laws
  • Applying the new Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Regional bar association ethics opinions
  • Attorney-Client privilege concerns
  • Public law: conflicts of interest and bribery
  • Real life ethical scenarios

This is an intermediate level program. Some experience with cannabis law is assumed.

RUBEN DURAN

Ruben DuranRuben Duran is a partner in the Municipal Law and Government Policy & Public Integrity practice groups of Best Best & Krieger LLP where he exclusively represents public agencies. Ruben serves as general counsel to the Oxnard Harbor District, Hub Cities Consortium, Fenner Valley Water Authority, Stallion Springs Community Services District, and the Altadena Library District. His practice emphasizes open government and transparency and complex conflicts of interest matters, as well as elections law, land use and planning, and cannabis issues. He was appointed to the State Bar of California Board of Trustees in 2018. He also serves on the Malpractice Insurance Working Group; chairing the Subcommittee on Encouraging Insurance Coverage. Ruben frequently speaks on ethics and open government providing AB1234 and ethics training for cities throughout California. He is a graduate of Hastings College of the Law and U.C. San Diego where he received a B.S. B.A. in political science.

JULIE HAMILL

Julie HamillJulie Hamill practices with Harris Bricken in Los Angeles. She is a fearless advocate for businesses and organizations striving to master government processes, avoid litigation, and ultimately foster an environment that allows them to grow freely. Her experience working for federal and local governments and agencies has provided Julie with a unique perspective and an ability to foster cooperative relationships with city, county and other public agency staff. Julie frequently appears before commissions and councils to achieve the best results for her clients. Julie has extensive experience handling matters ranging from code enforcement, land use, and tort claims, to writs, appeals and constitutional and civil rights cases. She has advocated for cities and other public agencies for years, and previously served as a city prosecutor and deputy city attorney, advising planning commissions and city councils on zoning, land use, and CEQA issues. Julie received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Law Practice Skills
By Month December 2018
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Legal Ethics
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Law Practice Skills
By Month December 2018
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Legal Ethics