Thursday, November 30

8:00 Breakfast and Seminar Registration
9:00 Self-Introduction of Attendees (No CLE for this session)
9:30 State and Federal Legislative Update (No CLE for this session)
  • Morgan Fox, NORML Political Director, Washington, DC
10:00 Cannabis Mythology Versus Cannabis Science: Public Health Emergencies in the Gaps of Regulations
10:50 Fight for Your Right to Discovery
11:40 Break
12:00 Can Marijuana Make You Crazy? The Effects of Marijuana Use on Mental Health Defenses
12:50 The Hemp Provisions in the New Farm Bill; and the Industrial Hemp Act of 2023
1:40 Defending Individuals Charged with Child Sex Abuse
2:30 Free Time
5:00-7:00 Opening Reception

Friday, December 1

8:00 Breakfast and Seminar Registration
9:00 Using the Perspective of a Prosecutor/Cop in Preparing Your Defense
9:50 Preparing and Conducting Cross-Examination: From Informants and Impeachment to Experts and Evidence
10:40 Break
11:00 Cannabis De-Scheduling Versus Rescheduling: Pros, Cons, and Future Prospects
12:00 Cannabis Intellectual Property (“IP”) Law: A High Level Overview
12:50 The Special Challenge of Representing Minority Defendants in the Criminal Justice System
1:40 Free Time

Saturday, December 2

8:00 Breakfast
8:00-1:40 Distribute and Collect CLE Attendance Forms
9:00 Artificial Intelligence: The Disappearing Lawyer and Defendant?
9:50 How to Negotiate from a Position of Weakness
10:40 Break
11:00 Where We Are With the Whole Hemp World and the Impact on Cannabis – TSA, Sniff Test, Defenses?
11:50 Ethics
12:40 Annual 4th Amendment Review of Leading Cases
1:30 Free Time
6:00-10:00 The NORML Foundation Benefit Dinner

2023 Presenting Sponsors

Lawyer Legion
Internet Lava

2023 Welcome Reception Sponsor

King | Morse