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Ethics |  Regulatory Rounds
Jessica McElfresh |  Sophia Cope |  Hannah Stitt |  Heather Segal
60 minutes
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Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


Ever wondered how to navigate the practical challenges of travel, securing electronic devices during travel, and consumption of cannabis as a practicing cannabis lawyer? Panelists will examine the challenges of international practitioners seeking to enter the United States for cannabis legal and business travel, the perils of the border search exception, and the rules of fitness to practice and cannabis consumption.  This panel will cover not only the law and current developments, but also offer practical advice for traveling, consuming, and securing privilege while practicing cannabis law.



This program is eligible for 1 hours of General CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 1.2 hours of General CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. 

INCBA webinars are eligible for credit in the following states: AR, AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT,DE, GA, HI, IL, IN, MN, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WV, and WI . Additional states may be available for credit upon self-application by attendees. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted. For many live events, credit approval is not received prior to the program.

INCBA on demand programs are eligible for credit in the following states: AR, AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT,DE, GA, HI, IL, IN, MN, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VT, WV, and WI . Additional states may be available for credit upon self-application by attendees. States typically decide whether a program qualifies for MCLE credit in their jurisdiction 4-8 weeks after the program application is submitted.

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Jessica McElfresh's Profile

Jessica McElfresh Related seminars and products


McElfresh Law, Inc.

Jessica C. McElfresh of McElfresh Law, Inc. has worked in cannabis law and policy since 2010. She focuses on local and state applications, land use, regulatory compliance, and business law. She represents cannabis retailers, distributors, cultivators, manufacturers, and testing labs, as well as landlords and ancillary businesses. Jessica has guided clients through successful applications in jurisdictions such as the City of San Diego, La Mesa, and the County of San Diego.
Jessica has authored or advised on nearly ten local ballot measures to regulate cannabis businesses. Successes include Measure U in La Mesa and Measure V in Lemon Grove in 2016. This November, the City of Encinitas will vote on Measure H, one of her projects. As part of this work, Jessica has won writs of mandate at the local and appellate level to compel local governments and registrars of voters to accept petitions and count voter signatures.

Jessica represents people facing discipline or loss of state and local licenses, particularly in the cannabis industry. She began her career in criminal defense and continues to take select cases. Jessica has unique experience with the crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege and the duties of an attorney under investigation or facing criminal charges.

Jessica serves as an advisory board member for A New PATH, an organization dedicated to promoting therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies. She served as a consultant for the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California about how Proposition 64 affects criminal justice reform and individual rights. Jessica is the Chair of the International Cannabis Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee.

Jessica grew up in San Diego and graduated summa cum laude from Scripps College before attending the University of San Diego School of Law on a Dean’s Honor Scholarship. She has spoken at conferences and taught continuing legal education classes for organizations and law schools including the National Cannabis Industry Association, Practicing Law Institute, International Cannabis Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, and University of San Diego School of Law. Her publications include “Attorney Ethics and Cannabis: Conflicts of Laws, Conflicts of Interest, and Attorney-Client Privilege for Cannabis Practitioners” (CLA Real Property Journal Vol. 38, No. 4 2020).

Sophia Cope's Profile

Sophia Cope Related seminars and products

Senior Staff Attorney

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Sophia Cope is a Senior Staff Attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation's civil liberties team, working on a variety of free speech and privacy issues. She has been a civil liberties attorney for over 15 years and has experience in both litigation and policy advocacy. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, Slate, and Huffington Post.

Prior to joining EFF, Sophia spent eight years in Washington, DC. She worked at the Newspaper Association of America (now, the News Media Alliance) on freedom of the press and digital media issues, with a focus on protecting journalists' confidential sources. She advocated for a federal shield law, a warrant-for-content requirement under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and improvements to the Freedom of Information Act. She also wrote a chapter for a book published by the American Bar Association entitled & Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security & and spoke out against NSA surveillance.

Prior to NAA, Sophia worked at the Center for Democracy & Technology on a variety of civil liberties and human rights issues related to the Internet and technology, including the regulation of content on the Internet and broadcast television, and the privacy implications of government identification programs; she also worked on the development and launch of the Global Network Initiative.

Before moving to Washington, Sophia litigated at the First Amendment Project in Oakland, California, where she defended an environmental activist against a frivolous lawsuit and a video journalist against a federal subpoena seeking his unpublished footage; she also counseled clients on how to obtain greater access to public records and public meetings.

Sophia was an adjunct professor of media law for nearly four years, teaching Washington-areaundergraduate communication and journalism students. She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is proud to be a native Californian.

Hannah Stitt's Profile

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Tectonic, LLP

Hannah Stitt is an intellectual property litigator and partner at Tectonic, LLP (based in San Francisco, California). She resolves disputes for owners and executives related to brands, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, consumer protection and privacy claims in California's state and federal courts.  She represents domestic and international clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.


Ms. Stitt has served cannabis industry clients since before the regulated market emerged in California. Over the years as the industry grew, her legal practice transitioned from transactional and compliance work into intellectual property and business litigation. Ms. Stitt has been an essential member of the INCBA Ethics Committee since 2018, instructing other attorneys on how to provide services to the cannabis industry without jeopardizing their law practices and developing policy in individual jurisdictions designed to protect attorneys serving the industry. Her advice and counsel has shaped the market.

Ms. Stitt attended U.C. Davis for her undergraduate education, earning degrees in both Religious Studies and Film Studies. She graduated from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in 2015 with a concentration in intellectual property law.  She has been named a Northern California Rising Star by her colleagues in the legal profession continuously since 2019 (a distinction granted to less than 2.5% of lawyers).

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Heather Segal's Profile

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Segal Immigration Law

Heather Segal is the founding partner of Segal Immigration Law with over twenty years of experience in immigration law. She practices exclusively in the area of Canadian immigration law and American immigration law. She spent 10 years as a Director on the AILA Board of Governors. She has volunteered on AILA National Department of State Liaison Committee, as well as the liaison for Customs and Border Protection, Heather is recognized by the Who's Who Legal as a Global Leader in Corporate Immigration as well as Best Lawyers in Canada. She regularly speaks on Cannabis as it relates to border crossing issues. Heather holds a Masters of Law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley. She also published work for a symposium at the Hague Academy of International Law on climate change and the displacement of people.

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