Wednesday, November 6, 2013

APRL Declines To Weigh In On Pot Lawyer Advice Issues

The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers ("APRL") has responded to a letter soliciting the organization's support for a resolution of the King County (Washington State)  Bar Association urging no disciplinary action against attorneys who counsel clients on issues relating to compliance with "state and territorial laws legalizing the possession and use of marijuana."

The letter was signed by APRL President Mark L. Tuft.

APRL declined to either endorse or oppose the resolution.

Rather, the organization indicated that it would request a formal opinion from the ABA addressing the application of Model Rule 1.2(d) to the issue. (Mike Frisch)

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