The Ethics of Cannabis Legal Representation

Presented by Jeffrey S. Gard

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Course Description

Length: 1h 3min    Published: 8/17/2020    
Attorneys practicing cannabis have to reconcile the federal prohibition against cannabis with the increasing number of state laws allowing cannabis for medial and recreational use. Walking this tightrope presents a number of ethical traps that attorneys need to be aware of. In this program, cannabis attorney Jeffrey Gard covers the ethical issues unique to representing cannabis clients and how to comply with ABA model rules and state ethics rules variations when confronted with these issues. Among the topics discussed are: - Scope of representation - Conflicts of interest - Lawyer as a business partner - Corporations as a client - Unauthorized practice of law - Supervising associates and other staff
Learning Objectives
* Understand the proper scope of representation when it comes to a cannabis client
* Learn how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law
* Know what unique ethical issues affect cannabis lawyers

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Presented By:

Jeffrey S. Gard

Boulder, CO


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