March 26, 2015
At this ABA program, Devika Kewalramani and other panelists will discuss the developing marijuana landscape and will offer suggestions on how to handle the ethical and legal challenges that follow. With the increase in states legalizing the use of marijuana while federal law criminalizes it, lawyers are faced with a number of professional, ethical, and counseling dilemmas. May attorneys provide legal advice to clients who are engaged in marijuana-related enterprises? Do lawyers have an obligation to divulge recreational marijuana use to clients? Do fellow lawyers or their law firms have an obligation to report their colleagues' use of marijuana when serving clients? If so, to whom? Can clients bring disciplinary or other complaints based solely on their lawyers' use of the drug, given conflicting federal law? Please click below to view the full brochure.