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Ethical Cannabis Practice

Legal Ethics for California Attorneys

This presentation will discuss the ethical legal concerns facing cannabis lawyers in 2020. The cannabis industry is unique in that it still is Federally illegal. However, the majority of states have embraced some form of commercial cannabis. How do lawyers navigate this industry? Mr. Figueroa will be providing inside tips from decades of experience.


Omar Figueroa, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

A pioneering cannabis lawyer with more than two decades of experience providing legal counsel and representation to members of California’s cannabis industry, Mr. Figueroa is an expert in California cannabis law and is frequently quoted in the media. He has taught numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars to lawyers on cannabis-related topics. Before establishing a successful practice in Sonoma County, he shared office space for over ten years with esteemed colleagues at Pier 5 Law Offices in San Francisco, a community of independent sole practitioners specializing in aggressive criminal defense. He considers himself lucky to have been trained by living legend J. Tony Serra, a master of the noblest art: defending the accused before a jury.

Mr. Figueroa is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School. He is a published author, having written three books on the subject of Cannabis Law: Cannabis Codes of California: Legalization Edition (2017), California Cannabis Laws: MAUCRSA Edition (2018), and California Cannabis Laws and Regulations: 2019 Edition.

Mr. Figueroa is a member of the California State Bar, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Sonoma County Bar Association, California NORML, Cannabis Action Network, Americans for Safe Access, Stanford Alumni Association, Association of Yale Alumni, a Founding Lifetime Member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee. He is also a member of the Board of the ACLU of Sonoma County. Mr. Figueroa was also selected to serve as a member of Sonoma County’s Cannabis Advisory Group.

Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Presenter(s): Omar Figueroa, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste.222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Parking: Roxy Theater Parking Garage, 555 First Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory MCLE Credit in Legal Ethics

Registration Fee:
$60–SCBA Members
$45–SCBA Barristers Club Members in First 5 Years of Practice
$20–Students (with proof of current enrollment)

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Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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