Gaming law has become one of the hottest practice areas to emerge in the 21st century. It has gone far beyond the days when it was limited to either Nevada or New Jersey practitioners and is now a national practice, in fact, one that can be engaged in from anywhere, as evidenced by the attorney featured in this blog. The demand for gaming lawyers is ever-expanding and, while it is complex and constantly evolving, you will be coming up the learning curve along with everyone else.
State medical marijuana laws have now been in place for almost two decades, originating in California in the mid-1990s. Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia authorize medical marijuana, while four states—Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon—and Washington, DC* have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Meanwhile, the sudden expansion of legal pot has been followed by a surge in the number of attorneys engaged in practicing marijuana law. *Subject to congressional approval.
Oil prices have plummeted by 50 percent in the last several months, with major implications for both the United States, the energy industry, legal practitioners and our foreign allies and adversaries (I include the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) among the latter). This blog examines the implications of the price drop for energy practice.