April 22, 2016
The Legal Intelligencer quoted Bill Roark in an article on April 15, 2016 entitled “Ethics Rules Haven’t Caught Up To Medical Marijuana Legislation” and an article on April 22, 2016 entitled “Ethics Rules for Pot Practice Less Hazy.”
April 15, 2016 article: “An amendment to Rule 1.2(d), at the very least, would remove the ambiguity that our profession is facing when trying to figure out whether we can enter this industry or not,” said Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin attorney William Roark. “Every attorney has to address that question with the PBA ethics opinion hanging over their head. It would be easier for the entire profession to answer if 1.2(d) is amended.”
April 22, 2016 article: “William Roark of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin said Pennsylvania, as the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana, seems to be following how the states before it addressed the ethical concerns.
“This is good news,” Roark said. “The fact that they are recognizing the need to remove the ambiguity, taking steps to do it expeditiously, and from the looks of it appropriately, are all signs that we are catching up.”