NORML Announces Third Annual Aspen Legal Seminar

Washington, DC: NORML is now accepting registrations from criminal defense attorneys and the general public for its third annual Aspen Legal Seminar. This year’s event will take place on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at the Gant Hotel in downtown Aspen – one of the nation’s most marijuana-friendly cities.

Speakers at this year’s event include John Wesley Hall, president elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Jeralyn Merritt, television legal analyst for MSNBC and host of the popular website TalkLeft.com; Gerald Goldstein, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and legal counsel for the late-Hunter S. Thompson; and Paul Wright, editor and co-founder of Prison Legal News, the longest publishing independent prisoner rights magazine in US history.

Social events at this year’s conference include an opening night reception, a benefit dinner catered by Aspen chef Chris Lanter of Cache Cache, and an afternoon cookout at the fabled Owl Farm, the legendary Woody Creek home of the late Hunter S. Thompson.

“This is the one NORML legal seminar each year to which we welcome both lawyers and non-lawyers, and our experience with this model has been very positive,” said NORML founder and Legal Director Keith Stroup.  “Please mark you calendar and join us this June.”

Conference agenda and registration information for the 2007 Aspen Legal Seminar is now available online at: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=6823.