Washington, DC: NORML is accepting registrations from criminal defense attorneys and the general public to attend its sixth annual Aspen Legal Seminar. This year’s event takes place from Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, June 4 at The Gant Hotel in downtown Aspen – one of the nation’s most cannabis-friendly cities.
Among the list of topics at this year’s conference are the following:
- Religious Use of Marijuana as a Legal Defense;
- DUI Marijuana: The Science and Trial Tactics;
- Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Rights;
- Jury Nullification;
- Cannabis and Family Courts: A Survival Guide;
- Sentencing Mitigation in a Drug Case;
- Ethical Considerations of a Joint Defense Agreement
Speakers at this year’s event include NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano; Leland Berger, Chair, NORML Amicus Committee; Gerald Goldstein, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and legal counsel for the late-Hunter S. Thompson; John Wesley Hall, Fourth Amendment expert and Immediate Past President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Jeralyn Merritt, founder of TalkLeft.com and frequent television legal analyst for Fox News and MSNBC; Marjorie Russell, chair of the Litigation Skills Department at the Thomas Cooley Law School in Michigan, and NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre.
Social events at this year’s conference include an opening night reception, a benefit dinner catered by Aspen chef Chris Lanter, and an afternoon cookout at the fabled Owl Farm, the legendary Woody Creek home of the late, best-selling author and NORML Advisory Board member Hunter S. Thompson.
"NORML is proud to make this once-a-year legal seminar open to lawyers and the public," said NORML founder and Legal Director Keith Stroup. "Don’t miss this rare opportunity to join NORML’s staff and some of the nation’s top pot lawyers and activists in this unique and intimate setting.
Registration information and this year’s conference agenda is online at: http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=6823.
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