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2011 Agenda

Thursday, December 1

8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Political Update
Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director
9:30 Important New Decisions
Gerry Goldstein, San Antonio, TX
10:20

The Guidelines: Departures and Variances
Ruth Liebesman, New York, NY

11:10 Break
11:30 Raising a Medical Necessity Defense in Non-Medical Use States
Norm Kent, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
12:20pm

Using the Latest and Best Science to Beat a DUI Marijuana Prosecution
Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

1:10 Free Time
5:30 Opening Reception
Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa

Friday, December 2

8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Confrontation in the Lab: Past, Present and Future
Steven Yermish, Miami, FL
9:50 Preparing for Cross
Kent Schaffer, Houston, TX
10:40 Break
11:00 The Latest Tips for Using the Internet for Legal Research
Jeralyn Merritt, Denver, CO
11:50 Ethics: Protecting Yourself from Your Client
John Wesley Hall, Little Rock, AR
1:20pm Free Time
6:30 Group Dinner (on your own)
Blue Heaven

Saturday, December 3

8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Prosecutorial Ethics: What Prosecutors Can and Cannot Do, and How A defendant Can Use That to His Advantage
David Baugh, Richmond, VA
10:00

Intellectual Property Rights in the Medical Marijuana Field
Kyndra S. Miller, San Francisco, CA

10:50 Break
11:10 Opening Statements and Closing Arguments
Laurie Shanks, Albany, NY
12:00pm Defending Forfeiture Actions, Both Civil and Criminal
David M. Michael, San Francisco, CA
12:50 Free Time
6:00

NORML Benefit Dinner
Camille's Restaurant

Opening Reception Sponsored by Stephen Komie, Chicago, IL
"Celebrating 35 years as a criminal defense attorney"

2011 Sponsors
Internet Lava Komie and Associates