Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

TAKING THE HIGH GROUND IN MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUSINESS LEGAL COUNSELING-PART THREE

A few words are in order for Arizona lawyers habitually consulting medical marijuana enterprises now that Dennis Burke, the United States Attorney (“USA”) for the District of Arizona, shared some thoughts on the federal government’s position on local enforcement. Of course, in his May 2, 2011, letter to Will Humble, the Director of Arizona’s Department […]

TAKING THE HIGHER GROUND IN MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUSINESS LEGAL COUNSELING-PART ONE

In a wee bit of a watershed ethical event for attorneys engaged in representing business interests in Arizona, the State Bar of Arizona issued Ethics Opinion 11-01 in February of this year. It’s about the scope of permitted representation of medical marijuana enterprises by Arizona lawyers. It’s a fairly long opinion by Arizona bar standards, […]