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Danielle Alvarez was a panelist discussing medical marijuana and attorney ethics at NJ State Bar Association conference

Danielle Y. Alvarez joined State Senator and Judiciary Committee Chairman Nick Scutari and State Assemblymen Raj Mukherji and Herb Conaway, MD, as panelists at a CLE entitled “Counseling Clients on Marijuana Law: An Ethics Seminar,” which was offered by the NJ State Bar Association at its annual mid-year conference in Amsterdam on October 26, 2016.

During the CLE, Ms. Alvarez explored the conflict between the medical and recreational marijuana laws of 25 states and numerous U.S. territories and federal law and discussed the amendment to RPC 1.2(d) recently adopted by the NJ Supreme Court to expressly clarify that New Jersey attorneys may counsel clients regarding New Jersey’s medical marijuana laws and the underlying policy rationale.

Ms. Alvarez previously authored a blog post on the RPC amendment, available here.