Andrea Bird, a founding attorney at Bird Law Group, shares her story about how she became a leader in the cannabis law field, a new and ever changing area of the law, going from Big law to starting her own practice, how she managed to have a thriving practice in the span of a few months and her pro bono cases where, changed her client’s life, and set legal precedent ensuring that she helps others in the same situation. A lot of us go to law school wanting to help other and change the laws – Andrea managed to do that in her practice.
What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
- How Andrea got started in the field of Cannabis Law and how she managed to become a leader in the field in a rather short amount of time,
- Showcasing your expertise through CLE presentations and industry related events,
- Andrea’s pro bono case where she argued at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of Carey Avendano-Hernandez, a transgender woman from Mexico who was tortured by police and military officials, resulting in a published Ninth Circuit opinion granting relief under the Convention Against Torture.
Public Law Center (if you’re in Southern California)
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