Join NORML Next Week For The 29th Annual Key West Seminar

Washington, DC: NORML is accepting last minute registrations from criminal defense attorneys who wish to attend the organization’s 29th annual Key West Legal Seminar.

This year’s seminar will take place Thursday, December 1, through Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa in Key West, Florida. Join NORML’s staff and many of the nation’s top criminal defense attorneys in one of America’s most ‘pot-friendly’ cities.

Presentations at this year’s seminar include: ‘Intellectual Property Rights in the Medical Marijuana Field,’ ‘Defending Forfeiture Actions, Both Civil and Criminal,’ ‘Using the Latest and Best Science to Beat a DUI Marijuana Prosecution,’ ‘The Latest Tips for Using the Internet for Legal Research,’ ‘Prosecutorial Ethics: What Prosecutors Can and Cannot Do, and How a Defendant Can Use That to His Advantage,’ and ‘Raising a Medical Necessity Defense in Non-Medical Use States.’

Speakers at this year’s conference include: Paul Armentano, NORML’s Deputy Director and the co-author of the book Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? (Chelsea Green, 2009); Gerald Goldstein, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and legal counsel for the late-Hunter S. Thompson; John Wesley Hall, past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Norm Kent, author of The Pot Warrior’s Manifesto and a member of NORML’s Board of Directors; Jeralyn Merritt, founder of TalkLeft.com and a 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 Raich v. Gonzales; Kyndra Miller, west coast coordinator of the NORML Women’s Alliance and President and CEO of CannaBusiness Law, Inc.; and NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre.

Social events at this year’s seminar include an opening night reception, an afternoon sailboat cruise, and a NORML benefit dinner at Camille’s Restaurant.

Conference agenda and registration information for the 29th annual NORML Key West Legal Seminar is available online at: http://norml.org/about/norml-key-west-legal-seminar. The Key West Legal Seminar is fully accredited in every state that requires continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys.