Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Dec/12 08:45 am -
Dec/12 04:15 pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 8:45am to 4:15pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Auditors Welcome at Reduced Rate

8:45 am - 12:15 pm
One (1) Ethics and Two (2) Substantive Credits
The State of the Cannabis Union: Moving Out of Prohibition

Theodore C. Flowers, Esq., Moriconi Flowers Ltd.
Justin S. Moriconi., Esq., Moriconi Flowers Ltd.
Krishna B. Narine., Esq., Lauletta Birnbaum Attorneys at Law

This program will examine the current scheduling and background of cannabis and hemp. The legislation pending both federally and locally will be analyzed with a focus on post-election development. Common problems arising in the cannabis space will be explored with a focus on banking, tax, insurance, and corporate form. Speakers will address the ethics of practicing law in the cannabis space in light of the current Rules of Professional Conduct and identify potential looming grey areas. Finally, the burgeoning hemp industry will be detailed focusing on current status of legislation and a role for the entrepreneurial attorney. 

Kosher continental breakfast included. Doors open at 8:15 am.



12:45 am - 4:15 pm
One (1) Ethics and Two (2) Substantive Credits
#MeToo in the Bible

Shira Goodman, Esq., Executive Director, CeaseFirePA
Yonina Bendheim Jacobson, Esq.

#MeToo in the Bible will explore Biblical stories through this contemporary lens. Would Joseph have tweeted #MeToo? What about Bathsheva? This course will raise those questions and imagine how some of these Biblical figures would fare in the modern day. 

Kosher lunch included (beginning at 12:15 pm).



Theodore C. Flowers is the co-owner/founder of Moriconi Flowers, Ltd. a litigation firm focusing on the areas of cannabis business development and compliance, premises liability, transportation, and commercial litigation, representing clients in the marijuana, insurance, trucking, and gas & oil industries and has handled all aspects of litigation including depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and trials. In addition to litigation in the insurance defense and personal injury settings, over the past few years Ted developed an interest and practice in the regulated cannabis business investment and consulting areas and is actively involved in entity formation, permitting, expansion, and ancillary legal services including contract drafting, enforcement, and litigation in multiple states. Among Ted’s successes is representing a medical marijuana dispensary permit winner in Philadelphia during Phase 1 of the Department of Health’s application cycle, and currently represents several grower/processor and dispensary permit holders in Pennsylvania.

Shira Goodman, Esq. is the Executive Director of CeaseFirePA, Pennsylvania’s largest gun violence prevention organization which partners with mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, community organizations and individual Pennsylvanians working together to take a stand against gun violence. CeaseFirePA is an active partner in the national gun violence prevention movement. The mission is to reduce gun violence, stop the flow of illegal guns into our streets, and keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. The tools used are outreach, education, coalition building and advocacy.  The organization serves as a trusted voice for the public, the media and policy makers about gun violence, gun violence prevention and gun policy.

Yonina Bendheim Jacobson, Esq. holds a BA from Barnard College and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania. In her law practice, she focuses on Antitrust and Compliance and general corporate matters, but her first love is teaching tanach (bible) to teens and adults using a comparative literary approach.

Justin Moriconi primarily appears in Court’s all over Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Justin formed Moriconi Flowers Ltd. in 2016 with Ted Flowers, a shareholder at a former large firm where Justin began practicing in the medical cannabis industry. Justin is a thought-leader in the adult-use and medical cannabis space. He is Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Medical Marijuana and Hemp Committee, having won the Business Law Section committee of the year in 2017 for his work in regulated cannabis. Over the past five years, Justin has developed an expertise in medical and commercial cannabis that spans the nation. Building on almost 20 years in litigation in regulated industries, Justin is committed to Pennsylvania’s next young breed of entrepreneurs. His current practice specializes in personal and business litigation, oil/gas/mineral rights, regulated cannabis and hemp consulting, and related ancillary legal services.  Moriconi Flowers handles permitting applications and has successful permittees in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, and applications pending for Federal licensing. 

Krishna B. Narine is an A.V. rated attorney who, in addition to representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States, has handled a variety of commercial matters including commercial disputes, antitrust and competition issues, business entity formation, asset purchases and sales, and real estate transactions. Krishna has litigated numerous commercial and antitrust related disputes on behalf of clients engaged in a wide variety of businesses, including pharmaceuticals, oil field equipment, memory chips, liquid crystal displays, insurance, gas station franchises, medical transportation, POS transactions, and logistics and shipping. Mr. Narine also litigated gasoline pricing cases against major integrated oil companies and was actively involved in complex antitrust litigation for over thirteen years, playing a prominent role in two of the largest antitrust cases in history.

Event contact information

Register online or contact Mindy Cohen: 215-635-7300 x155, [email protected]