The Diversity Scholarship Foundation, NFP presents a FREE CLE and Public Forum on the


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, 12th Floor
The CLE will feature panels of state officials, lawyers, and law enforcement officers taking a comprehensive look at the newly enacted Cannabis Control Act from multiple points of view. First, legislators will discuss the history of the act, its creation, and ultimate passage. Then, we will hear from representatives from the Illinois State Police about implementation of the act and the expungement process. We will also hear from criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors as well as employment law attorneys regarding potential issues surrounding the act.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Registration

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.“The Legislators’ Perspective of the Illinois Cannabis Control Act: From Inception to Enactment”
State Representative Kelly Cassidy – Illinois’ 14th House District
State Senator Heather Steans – Illinois’ 7th District
Sanford “Sandy” Stein, Lois & Gellen

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.“Practical Considerations in the Enforcement and Administration of the Cannabis Control Act”
Major John Rattigan, Illinois State Police
Lieutenant James Rosanova, Illinois State Police

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. “The Lawyers’ Point of View Regarding the Implementation of the Cannabis Control Act”
Professor Ann M. Lousin, The John Marshall Law School
Alana M. De Leon, Law Office of Alana M. De Leon
Amee Alonzo, Law Office of Amee Alonso
Prof. Richard S. Kling, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Matt Jones, Illinois State’s Attorneys Association

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. “Issues Regarding Cannabis Use and the Workplace”
Peter J. Gillespie, Laner Muchin
Julie Herrera, The Law Office of Julie O. Herrera

**Approved for 3.0 General CLE Credit Hours**