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Recreational and Medical Marijuana Law in California (CA)

So recreational marijuana use is now legal in California – but what does that mean for attorneys, businesses and investors?

It’s been almost two years since marijuana was legalized for recreational use in California and the business and legal implications are epic. And the economic impact profound.

For those attorneys who want to move into this space –  or those who already serve clients in the cannabis industry – this program will help you navigate the rules, regulations, and legal ramifications of legalized marijuana in California (and federal issues affecting the state’s cannabis industry as well).

For investors and business people in the market – or thinking about entering the market – what do you need to know? What are the difficulties businesses face – from retail to growing and distribution.

What do investors need to know? What are the restrictions? SEC issues?

Over the course of two days we’ll go in-depth into a variety of issues in this burgeoning industry for attorneys, investors and business operators.

Can’t attend? This program will be recorded live on November 1-2 in Los Angeles. The audio packages, including seminar materials, will be available within two to three weeks after each live program date. Be sure to pre-order it using the button to the right!



Day One, November 1st

Focus: Regulatory Landscape and Compliance

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

9:00 – 10:30

Regulations Update The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Rolling Out the California Adult Use Act

  • Introduction to MMRSA and Prop 64
  • Updates and Changes to State Regulations and Law since January 1, 2018
  • Powers and Roles of State Regulatory Agencies (BCC, CDFA, CDTFA, Dept. Of Public Health, etc)
  • Marketing Restrictions
  • Packaging and Labelling Responsibilities – who bears what burden

10:30 – 10:45


10:45 – 12:15
Licensing:  License to Ill?  How to Navigate the Weeds

  • Grounds for License Refusal
  • Third Party Assistance Required with license applications (site plans, budgets, safety and security plans, etc).
  • Application Procedures and Avoiding Mistakes
  • License Renewals
  • License Transfers
  • Appealing Application Denials

12:15 – 1:15

Networking Lunch

Afternoon Session: 1:15 – 4:30

1:15 – 2:30

Compliance:  How Not to Get Burned by the Regulators

  • How do up and running businesses remain compliant at the local and state level?
  • Seed to sale issues
  • 65
  • Employment concerns

2:30 – 2:45


2:45 – 4:00 

The State of Marijuana Related Businesses:  In the Fields:  How’s it Going So Far?

Almost One Year into the California Adult Use Act what are the major business and legal problems facing the Cannabis industry.

  • Distribution (supply and supply chains)
  • Due Dilligence:  Local Municipal concerns
  • Due Dilligence:  State issues
  • Regulation Vacuum?
  • Conflict of Law Lingering Problems
  • Pending Legislation

4:00 – 4:50

Drafting Supplier and Distributor Contracts

4:50 – 5:00

Final q/a

 5:00 – 6:00
Optional Networking Reception


Day Two

November 2nd

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

9:00 – 10:30

Banking, Lending, and Finance:  The Most Complex Issue Facing the Industry

  • Institutional Lending
  • Banking
    • How federal Rules and Regulations Affect Financing
      • Controlled Substances Act
      • Bank Secrecy Act
      • 18 USC
    • Banking compliance post-withdrawal of Cole Memorandum
    • FINCEN Guidelines and Compliance
    • How SARS Affect your Bank Account
    • Providing Transparency to Banks and Lenders
  • Deposits
  • BSA, AML, KYC leading to OFK!
  • Impounding of Taxes

10:30 – 10:45


10:45 – 11:15

Corporate Entities and Formation

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Structure

11:15 – 12:00

Tax Considerations

  • Federal
  • Best practices for 280E compliance

12:00 – 1:00


(on your own)

Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

1:00 – 2:45

Investing in Cannabis and Cannabis Adjacent Businesses from a legal perspective

  • Investment Vehicles
  • Investor/Securities Issues
  • Public Companies and IPOs
  • Buying and selling a cannabis business

2:45 – 3:00


3:00 – 4:00

Real Estate & Commercial Leasing

4:00 – 4:30

Intellectual Property Considerations

Dates /Times/Locations

November 1-2, 2018

Day 1 – November 1st:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Networking lunch included on Day 1)
5:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Optional Ticketed Networking Reception

Day 2 – November 2nd:
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Lunch on your own Day 2)


Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
6225 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045



The following testimonials are from our one-day Marijuana Law & Practice 101 seminar held in Los Angeles in 2017:

“Great speakers. Good content and materials.” – Rena Wheaton, Esq.

“Great overall information regarding how complex the field is…Everything was great.” -Tim Klubnikin, Esq.

“Excellent! ”- David Paquin, Esq.

“Wanted an overview of the emerging issues, which was well-presented.” – Jeffrey E. Zinder, Esq.

“[Ariel Clark was] excellent.”

“Great speaker. [Hillary Bricken] kept us engaged.” – Eric Tuy, Esq.

“Fantastic presentations!.” – Anthony Parker, Esq.

“Hoped to gain basic understanding of state and federal regulatory framework. Did that and more. Materials [were] excellent…I had a particular medical marijuana issue arise in a property damage case. This seminar provided the background I needed.”

“Good coverage of the basics…[materials were] great for reference. Good ethics discussion.”

“[Hillary Bricken was] the star of the day! Outstanding!”

“Very interesting and educational. Wanted to learn the basics of marijuana laws. Very good program.”

“Great topic. Good overview.”

“[Hillary Bricken was] Brilliant!”

“The speakers were clearly very knowledgeable of this topic.”

“[Hillary Bricken was] excellent, informative, entertaining, and a great presenter.”

“[Ariel Clark was] very knowledgeable.”

“[Raza Lawrence was] excellent.”

“Hillary Bricken was excellent.”


Charles Bachtell
Cresco Labs

Charles Bachtell is the CEO of Cresco Labs, LLC. Bachtell is an attorney and brings with him deep legal expertise in both corporate governance and complex regulatory compliance.  Bachtell helped Cresco secure each of the five (5) licenses that it currently holds and continues to work tirelessly to ensure that Cresco remains an industry leader, setting new standards for a progressive, transparent and reputable medical cannabis community, and operating at all times in a professional, secure and compliant manner.  Bachtell is a founding member of the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association and the Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois. 

Prior to Cresco Labs, Bachtell served for 8 years as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Guaranteed Rate, the nation’s seventh largest mortgage bank – a leading attorney during the reform of the US mortgage industry, Bachtell established himself as one of the industry’s foremost authorities on regulatory affairs and compliance in one of the nation’s most heavily regulated industries.

Bryan Bergman, Esq.

The Hemp Counsel, A Practice Area of Bergman Law Group

Bryan M. Bergman has been practicing for over a decade with experience in complex business transactions, civil litigation involving complex issues surrounding real estate, business and family law disputes, and assisting cannabis businesses, real estate owners involved in the cannabis industry, investors, and ancillary cannabis service companies in California.  His services range from providing assistance in entity strategy and formation; contract negotiations and drafting on a wide variety of deals including real estate, investment, management, distribution/sales, and employment issues; license application preparation; regulatory compliance; organizational structuring; and trade association formation and management.   Mr. Bergman prides himself on being a trusted advisor with a substantial network of cannabis professionals available to assist his clients in matters that Mr. Bergman cannot provide services for his clients personally; including working with cannabis industry professional consultants from a variety of professions including legal, financial/accounting, labor, political consulting/lobbying, real estate, banking, business development, media, social media, and brand marketing.

Bryan received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his law degree from UC Hastings in San Francisco, California, where he was a published in a distinguished law journal, was president of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, worked closely with the school administration, and was responsible for organizing charity concerns to benefit the First Five Foundation and created MCLE panels that were attended by over 500 individuals.  Mr. Bergman regularly speaks on cannabis-industry related topics and has a wide variety of personal interests outside of the industry and legal profession including adventure sports, music, and travelling.

Hilary Bricken, Esq.
Harris Bricken, LLP

Since joining Harris Bricken in 2010, Hilary has earned a reputation as a fearless advocate for local businesses. Hilary’s clients—start-ups, entrepreneurs, and companies in all stages of development—value her bold approach to business strategy.

Hilary’s clientele reflects the diversity and ingenuity of the Northwest’s business climate. She takes pride in her strong client relationships, which allow her to hone in on each company’s unique needs and goals. Nothing brings Hilary greater satisfaction than helping a young business thrive in a cutting-edge industry.

The Puget Sound Business Journal named Hilary as one of seven deal makers of the year for 2013. She was by far the youngest and the only private practice attorney to garner this honor. And in 2015, Hilary was named to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s top list of “40 Under 40” businesspeople for the Puget Sound region.

From 2014 to 2016, for each year, Hilary was named a “Rising Star” and by Super Lawyer’s magazine. Hilary also authors a weekly column for Above the Law, which features content on marijuana policy and regulation.

From Al Jazeera America to CNN, Fox News, and The New York Times, major media outlets have turned to Hilary for her on-the-ground perspective on emerging business law. Hilary is also an aggressive litigator, having argued and won contentious cases in Superior and District court. She regularly appears before City Councils and community forums, where she advocates tirelessly for the local businesses she represents.

A Florida native, Hilary continues to explore the sights and sounds of Seattle through long-distance running, often with Georgia, her mastiff, in tow.

Michael S. Chernis, Esq.
Chernis Law Group

Michael Chernis is one of California’s premier experts on marijuana legal issues whether it’s criminal, civil, federal, or business related. His law firm, Chernis Law Group P.C. in Santa Monica California, serves the varied needs of collectives, dispensaries, deliveries, cultivators, manufacturers and other medical cannabis clients, including a number of leading cannabis brands.  His experience as a federal criminal defense attorney gives him a unique perspective on federal enforcement issues as they pertain to the cannabis industry.  As Policy Director of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force, he has been at the forefront of driving ballot issues and working with lawmakers to enact changes in the law that will benefit existing and prospective stakeholders.

Ariel Clark, Esq.
Clark Neubert, LLP

 Ariel Clark is a progressive pioneer and business lawyer leading the new generation of the cannabis industry. Simultaneously shrewd, inspiring, and engaging, Ariel advises cannabis business owners and entrepreneurs nationwide, and enjoys an excellent reputation as a fierce advocate who applies the conservative approach necessary to protect and advance her clients’ interests.

Since 2008, Ariel has specialized in the cannabis industry and successfully has guided her clients through the complex and ever-changing rules, laws, and regulations governing the medical and adult-use marijuana industry. Her clients value her extensive industry experience, contagious spirit, and no nonsense approach, buoyed by the confidence that they are getting the best advice available.

Through her many years navigating California’s volatile and unregulated market, she has significantly shaped the legal contours of its evolving cannabis market.  In other jurisdictions, she has provided key assistance in directing legislation.  In Nevada, Ariel worked for three years to provide invaluable advice and consultation to local and state government officials and political activists in drafting SB374 and its related regulations.  Her clients include licensed dispensaries, growers and manufacturers in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, and Michigan.

Ariel earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She is an active member of California State Bar, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, National and California NORML Legal Committees, National Cannabis Industry Association, the Drug Policy Alliance, and the National Lawyers Guild.  She serves on the board of Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada.

Prior to founding Clark Neubert LLP, Ariel captained her own solo firm for six years, which she started after practicing Indian law with California Indian Legal Services in their Oakland, Santa Rosa and Eureka Offices.  Her Indian law experience, as well as personal background, proves invaluable to the Indian nations and Indian-owned cannabis businesses the firm now represents.

Ariel and the firm are active in the political efforts to legalize adult-use marijuana and adopt medical marijuana regulations in California and advocate for national drug policy reform.

Dan Edwards, Esq.
SVP, Legal Affairs
Med Men, LLC

 Bio coming soon.

John Figone, Esq.
General Counsel
Cresco Labs California, LLC

Bio coming soon.

Jonathan Havens, Esq.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Jonathan Havens is co-chair of the Cannabis Law Practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.  He also serves as vice chair of the firm’s Food and Beverage Practice and is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice.  Jonathan’s unique perspective on cannabis regulation is informed by his congressional, federal agency, and national and international law firm experience.

He counsels state cannabis license applicants and awardees, ancillary service and product providers, investors, management companies, and various other entities that are affected by federal and state marijuana laws, such as long-term care facilities and higher education institutions.

Before entering private practice, Jonathan served as a regulatory counsel with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he focused on compliance and enforcement related to promotion, advertising, and labeling.  Prior to law school, Jonathan held legislative and government affairs positions in which he managed several areas of policy and drafted legislative proposals, and facilitated the development and execution of strategic communications to members of Congress and their staff aides.

Iran Hopkins, Esq.
Akerman LLP

Irán Hopkins is a Partner at Akerman, where she advises clients across a range of industries in all aspects of real estate and business transactions and day-to-day operations, including structuring ownership and joint ventures, equity investments, capital structure and debt financing, M&A transactions, commercial contracts, service and use agreements, purchase and sale of real estate, commercial and residential leasing, development, property management, insurance and business succession planning, disputes and risk management, branding, licensing, intellectual property rights.

Ms. Hopkins is an expert in California cannabis, working with landlords, tenants, lenders, legacy operators, new operators, investors, and other stakeholders in the cannabis industry in all aspects of real estate transactions, business operations, getting products to market, and regulatory compliance with California law on a local, county and state level. 

Sean Matsler, Esq.

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Bio coming soon.

Jennifer Mizrahi, Esq.
City Attorney
Law Offices of Quintanilla & Associates

Jennifer Mizrahi currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Desert Hot Springs, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Rancho Mirage and Deputy Counsel for several of the firm’s public agency clients. Ms. Mizrahi joined Quintanilla &Associates in 2015, after working with Mr. Quintanilla for over nine years at the firm of Green, de Bortnowsky & Quintanilla (“GdQ”), where she served as Assistant City Attorney the firm’s public agency clients including the City of Cathedral City and the City of Victorville.  Prior to GdQ, Ms. Mizrahi worked at Beltran & Medina where she served as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Lynwood, and Deputy General Counsel for the Water Replenishment District.

During the course of representing public entities for over 15 years, Ms. Mizrahi has acquired extensive experience in many facets of municipal law including land use and planning, infrastructure and public works, and environmental regulation and compliance.  With respect to the cannabis field, Ms. Mizrahi has represented the City of Desert Hot Springs from stem to stern in the cannabis arena – from working with elected officials to solidify their ideas to allow cannabis activity in their city, to creating a highly regulated and developer-friendly space where the cannabis industry can flourish. The City of Desert Hot Springs has received national and international recognition as being welcoming to those in the industry.  To that end, Ms. Mizrahi has been and currently is in charge of drafting all City documents regulating the cannabis industry from ordinances and regulations, to development agreements and procedures.  Ms. Mizrahi also has had the distinct pleasure of working with key players at the State level in aiding to draft State cannabis regulations.  Further, Ms. Mizrahi has been instrumental in working with several public agencies, including CalFire and water districts, to effectively develop a comprehensive inter-agency regulatory structure within the County of Riverside. Most importantly, Ms. Mizrahi oversees the implementation of the City Council’s zero-tolerance stance on non-compliant cannabis activity, from conducting permit revocation procedures to general code enforcement.

Ms. Mizrahi was admitted to the State Bar of California in January 2003.   Ms. Mizrahi received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies/Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she graduated with honors.  Ms. Mizrahi also attended the University of Madrid, Complutense, where she studied international political economy.  Ms. Mizrahi is currently a member of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Desert Bar Association and the Southwestern Alumni Association.  Ms. Mizrahi is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Court, District 7, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and she is fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish.

Richard Ormond, Esq.

With an extensive background that includes business, real estate, banking, receivership law, commercial litigation, and work-out experience, Richard Ormond is known for his ability to solve complex business issues for his clients. He has particular experience with matters involving Preferred Equity Structures, Bridge Lending, CMBS, and other debt facilities. As a trusted advisor, Mr. Ormond also guides his clients through their day-to-day legal concerns and considerations. Mr. Ormond co-chairs the firm’s Receivership Law industry group. Mr. Ormond also focuses his practice on the complexities of the cannabis industry’s legal impact on lenders, real estate, and businesses.

Representative clients include financial institutions, state and federal receivers, loan servicers, CUSO’s, private investors and investment funds, private equity groups, developers, and high-net worth families (and family offices).

His practice experience includes:

Receivers, provisional directors, and other remedies

Commercial real estate solutions

Commercial, corporate and business solutions


Alternatives to bankruptcy including assignments for the benefit of creditors

Intellectual property and technology related issues

Mr. Ormond has tried cases before the Los Angeles Superior Court, the United States District Court, Central District of California, and the Bankruptcy Court of the United States District Court, and he has arbitrated before JAMS, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the American Arbitration Association.

He also serves as the current Chair of the California Receivers Forum and he is the former Chair of the Remedies Division of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He teaches Continuing Legal Education courses on high-yield debt issues, cannabis business law, receivership law and practice, dispute resolution, intellectual property issues, considerations for complex litigation and lender security in intellectual property.

Mr. Ormond was recognized as one of L.A.’s Top 100 Lawyers by the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has been repeatedly recognized by Super Lawyer Magazine as either a Super Lawyer Rising Star or a Super Lawyer.

Ali Pezeshkpour
City of Santa Ana Planning and Building Agency, M20

 Bio coming soon!

Amir Sadr, Esq.

Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Amir is a real estate transactional attorney with extensive experience in all aspects of real estate transactions, including commercial leasing, real property acquisitions and dispositions, development, and management of real estate assets.

Amir has served a wide variety of real estate clients, including national and regional commercial landlords and tenants, real estate investment groups, individual investors, property management companies, and developers. In his representation of his clients, Amir has drafted and negotiated all types of agreements for a variety of office, industrial, retail and medical properties, including, lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, property management agreements, and other related contracts. 

Amir has developed a diverse practice relative to the emerging California cannabis industry which includes advising and representing commercial real estate owners and investors intending to transact business with cannabis operators. Amir’s experience includes the application of the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”), the relevant provisions of Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA”), Adult Use of Marijuana Act 2016 (“AUMA”) and various local city and county regulations. Amir represents various commercial owners and investors in connection with the lease and sale of real property to some of the largest cannabis operators in California. Amir has also lectured and written articles on the regulatory framework governing medical and recreational cannabis in California and addressing the opportunities and risks for commercial property owners. 

Amir graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude, with a degree in Political Science. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, where he served as the President of the Real Estate Law Association, the Executive Officer of External Affairs for the UCLA Moot Court Honors Board, and Executive Scholarship Editor of the Journal of Law and Technology.

David Schnider, Esq.
Nolan Heimann LLP

 David is a lawyer and business executive with over 15 years of experience specializing in intellectual property, licensing, and contract negotiations. With a proven track record of developing creative and pragmatic solutions that align business needs with legal and regulatory requirements, he helps his clients protect and monetize their copyrights and trademarks and efficiently resolve day-to-day legal issues. David has filed over 300 trademark registrations in the U.S. and overseas and has negotiated and drafted hundreds of business agreements with service providers, manufacturers, distributors, vendors, and other business partners. David’s clients include, among others, software developers, consumer products companies, creative artists, fashion designers, and manufacturers. Recognizing the increasing need for companies in the cannabis industry to protect their brands, David has worked with growers, distributors, and service providers to understand the complicated federal and state registration system and to obtain registrations for their trademarks. David has also helped Amazon sellers through the complicated process of protecting their trademarks on the Amazon marketplace and successfully gating their brand from unauthorized sellers. In addition to legal work, David understands the nuances of business development and strategy, having developed a multi-million-dollar licensed apparel division from scratch. David spent the first 10 years of his career at Sedgwick LLP before resigning his partnership to join a 0 million-a-year apparel company as General Counsel. In that role, he managed the company’s global intellectual property portfolio, combated counterfeiting and discounters, negotiated and drafted leases, software service agreements, and other contracts, and advised on employment issues, while also working with the executive team to plan and implement the company’s strategy. David is a passionate soccer fan and L.A. Galaxy supporter. In fact, he is the Regional Commissioner for Region 58 of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) in the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park. He is also the former Chair of the Editorial Board of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine.

David Wensley, Esq.
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

David works with a broad array of clients across the full spectrum of the real estate industry, including the representation of office, industrial, and retail developers, owners and investors, corporate tenant users, lenders, institutional investors and borrowers, and real estate industry consultants, including property management companies, brokers, environmental consultants, architects, engineers, and contractors. He brings more than 26 years of experience in commercial real estate to his practice and is adept at negotiating, documenting, and closing all manner of commercial real estate transactions including land acquisition and disposition purchase and sale transactions, leases, joint ventures, commercial loans for borrowers and lenders, and all types of ancillary transactions related to the acquisition, development, construction, ownership, finance, management and disposition of office, industrial, retail, mixed-use, and multi-family residential projects. David also routinely counsels clients on partnership, joint venture and entity selection, formation and operation issues, mixed-use project design and development, and environmental issues, including environmental due diligence, site assessments and remediation, asbestos abatement and removal, underground tank removal, confidentiality and duty to disclose issues, and water and air quality compliance matters.

For the past many years, David and his team of partners, associates, and lease administrator paralegals have routinely handled in excess of 5 million square feet each year of sophisticated, high-rise office, industrial, and retail lease transactions. From small multi-tenant industrial, small office and shop space retail transactions, to ground leases, major anchor retail, corporate office headquarters and campus facilities, entertainment centers, theater and health club transactions, to 1,000,000 plus square foot warehouse, logistics and distribution deals, David’s commercial development and leasing practice has virtually no limits. 

His team’s lease materials (for office, industrial, and retail projects) are in use for more than 40 million square feet of office, industrial, and retail space throughout California and the west coast, from Seattle to Denver to Las Vegas and Phoenix. He also represents national retail clients and corporate clients, having completed acquisition and leasing transactions across the country in Florida, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and other states, with assistance from local counsel as needed.  

David’s breadth of experience on both the borrower and lender side, the landlord and tenant side, the landowner and developer side, as well as his work with numerous cities, counties, and governmental agencies, gives him perspective from every angle of virtually every type of real estate transaction and has made him the consummate "deal maker" among real estate counsel based out of California.



Register by August 30, 2018 and save on each registration with the Early Bird rate!

Registration fees are per person.

Attend Both Days / Full Conference:

  • Individual $675  (Early Bird $649)
  • Group $649  (Early Bird $625)
  • Government employee/Legal Aid Attorneys $549 (Early Bird $525)

Attend for Just One Day (Choose either Day 1 or Day 2):

  • Individual $425  (Early Bird $399)
  • Group $399  (Early Bird $380)
  • Government employee/Legal Aid Attorneys $375  (Early Bird $350)


Audio Package $675  (Early Bird $649)

Optional Add-Ons:

  • Printed Handout (Day One or Day two or Both Days) $25
  • Evening Reception (Day One Only) $40

If you cannot attend and are interested in purchasing the audio package or the handout materials only, please click here.

Program materials:

We’ve gone green.  Registration fees include an electronic copy of your handbook emailed one week in advance of the program.  Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it by then.

If you prefer, you may order a hard copy of the handout to be provided the day of the program for $25. To do so, please be sure to check the box when you register. If you want a hard copy, you must order it when you register; there will not be any available for purchase the day of the program.

** Legal Aid attorneys are those attorneys employed by Legal Aid/Non-Profit firms. It does not include attorneys who have their own practice, or are employed by law firms, that volunteer their time for non-profit causes, take on pro-bono cases or are on non-profit boards or committees. Partial scholarships may be available to a limited number of Legal Aid attorneys, based upon registration. Please call (877) 858-3848 to discuss or email your request to info@pincusproed.com

REMINDER: We do not recommend making pre-paid, non-refundable travel arrangements in case a program is cancelled due to an emergency. We are not responsible for non-refundable travel/hotel expenses.

CLE Credits


Both Days/Full Program: This entire program is approved for 12.5 units of general CLE in California.

Day 1: The day one session of this program is approved for 6.5 units of general CLE in California.

Day 2: The day two session of this program is approved for 6.0 units of general CLE in California.

CA Certified Legal Specialist:  This entire program is approved for 12.5 units of Certified Legal Specialist CLE in California in Immigration & Nationality Law as follows:

  • Day 1: The day one session of this program is approved for 6.5 units.
  • Day 2: The day two session of this program is approved for 6.0 units.

New Jersey & New York:

NJ General and NY General CLE: The LIVE session of this course is approved, under New Jersey & New York’s Approved Jurisdiction policy, for:

Both Days/Full Program: The full, two-day LIVE program is approved for 12.5 units of general CLE in New York & New Jersey.

Day 1: The LIVE day one session of this program is approved for 6.5 units of general CLE in New York & New Jersey.

Day 2: The LIVE day two session of this program is approved for 6.0 units of general CLE in New York & New Jersey.

Pincus Professional Education is a CA Accredited Provider, which is an approved jurisdiction in NJ and NY. See the New Jersey State CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines for further information or Section 6 of the New York State CLE Board Regulations and Guidelines.

This program is approved for CLE in the states listed above.  Upon request, Pincus Pro Ed will provide any information an attorney needs to support their application for CLE approval in other states other than what is listed above.

Terms & Refund Policies

Recording policy: No audio or video recording of any program is permitted.

Seminar Cancellations: Should you be unable to attend for any reason, please inform us in writing no later than 14 days prior to the event and a credit voucher will be issued. If you prefer, a refund, less a $50 non-refundable deposit, will be issued. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of an event. However, if you notify us within 14 days of an event, and wish to convert your in-person attendance registration to an Audio CD package (with handout), we can do so. A small additional shipping charge, and sales tax in CA, will be incurred. No shipping charge is incurred for downloads. We will also issue a voucher for the amount paid if you notify us within 14 days and prefer not to have the audio recording.

Substitutions may be made at any time.

Reminder: The room temperature at hotels and other seminar locations are notoriously hard to control. Please bring a sweater or jacket in case it gets cold and/or layer as if you are going to the movies so you are comfortable.

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Los Angeles, CA | November 1 & 2, 2018


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