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2010 Agenda

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Moderator: John Van Ness, Aspen, CO
8:00-9:00Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:20Welcome
Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director
9:20-9:30The NORML Amicus Curiae Committee
Leland Berger, Portland, OR
9:30-10:30The Ethical Considerations of Setting Fees
John Wesley Hall, Little Rock, Arkansas
10:30-11:20Countering the State's Expert: Rebutting the Toxicologist and Keeping Your Client Out of Jail
Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
11:20-11:35Morning Break
11:35-12:25Selling Your Clients Case
Daniel-Paul Alva, Philadelphia, PA
12:25-2:00Lunch on your own
2:00-3:00

Ethical Considerations When Representing Medical Marijuana Growers, Wholesalers, Caregivers and Dispensaries
Matt Kumin, San Francisco, CA

3:00-4:20

Medical Marijuana Legal Issues in CO and CA
Warren Edson, Denver, CO
Lauren Wolpin Maytin, Aspen, CO
William Panzer, Oakland, CA
Matt Kumin, San Francisco, CA

4:20-6:30Free Time
6:30-8:30Opening Reception at the Gant
Friday, June 11, 2010
Moderator: Jeff Wertz, Aspen, CO
8:00-9:00Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:50Inventory Searches
Cal Williams, Colby, KS
9:50-10:40Federal Habeas
Marvin Miller, Alexandria, VA
10:40-11:00Morning Break
11:00-11:50Evidence: Identifying and Preparing Evidentiary Issues
Thomas M. Loeb, Farmington Hills, MI
11:50-2:00Lunch on your own
2:00-3:30

Medical Marijuana Legal Issues in New Mexico, Michigan, Oregon and Washington
Steven G. Farber, Santa Fe, NM
Matt Abel, Detroit, MI
Leland Berger, Portland, OR
Doug Hiatt, Seattle, WA

3:30-7:00Free Time
7:00-11:00Benefit Banquet at the home of Gerry and Chris Goldstein (dinner catered by Chef Chris Lanter from Aspen's Cache Cache restaurant)
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Ann Toney, Denver, CO
8:00-9:00Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:50New Ways to Voir Dire the Jury in a Drug Case
Marjorie Russell, Thomas Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI
9:50-10:40New Forms of Electronic Surveillance
Jeralyn Merritt, Denver, CO
10:40-11:00Morning Break
11:00-11:50Important Recent Decisions
Gerry Goldstein, San Antonio, TX
11:50-12:40Trying The Losing Case (and letting your client down easily)
Billy Murphy, Baltimore, MD
12:40-1:30Free Time
1:30-4:30Cookout at Owl Farm, the legendary Woody Creek home of the late Hunter S. Thompson, as the guest of his widow, Anita Thompson