Washington, DC: NORML is still accepting registrations from criminal defense attorneys and the general public to attend its seventh annual Aspen Legal Seminar. This three-day event takes place from Thursday, May 31 through Saturday, June 2 at The Gant Hotel in downtown Aspen - one of the nation's most cannabis-friendly cities.
Topics of discussion at this year's symposium include: 'Medical Marijuana and the Workplace,' 'Transitioning from Medical Use to Full Legalization,' 'Defending Paraphernalia and Spice (K-2) Cases,' 'Jury Selection in a Marijuana Case,' and 'How to Use the Latest and Best Science to Defend Against a DUID Marijuana Prosecution.'
Speakers include: NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano; Gerald Goldstein, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and legal counsel for the late-Hunter S. Thompson; Jeralyn Merritt, founder of TalkLeft.com and frequent television legal analyst for Fox News and MSNBC; David Michael, co-counsel for Angel Raich and Diane Monson before the United States Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Raich, 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 include a Thursday night opening reception and a Saturday benefit banquet at the home of Gerald Goldstein.
NORML's Aspen Legal Seminar is open to attorneys requiring continuing legal education (CLE) credits as well as to the general public.
"NORML is proud to make this once-a-year legal seminar open to 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 marijuana lawyers and activists in this unique and intimate setting."
Registration information and this year's conference agenda are online at: http://norml.org/about/aspen-legal-seminar.