The original LA's Dopest Attorney Youtube

"Allison Margolin calls herself Los Angeles’s “dopest attorney.” The 28-year-old graduate of Beverly Hills High, Columbia University and Harvard Law School has her own blog and promotional video on YouTube. Today, the Los Angeles Times helps her cause with a colorful profile of the ambitious young criminal defense lawyer.." Wall Street Journal

"LA's Dopest lawyer, again: Allison Margolin, the 28-year-old Harvard Law grad whose ads offering to represent pot smokers are a staple of the local alt weeklies..." LA Observed

"A lawyer for 3 1/2 years, Margolin has gained notoriety for unorthodox ads that proclaim her "L.A.'s dopest attorney." She even has a video publicizing her practice on the Internet site Youtube." LA Times

"Beverly Hills lawyer Allison Margolin made a three-and-a-half-minute video for YouTube about her practice and her position on issues such as marijuana laws, getting her noticed by commentators all over the Internet." ABA Journal

"L.A. dopest attorney," should send producers scrambling to option the rights to the Harvard Law by way of Beverly Hills High grad's Legally Blonde meets Half Baked life story.

"One very ingenious young lawyer out of California did just that to give herself a competitive edge. Allison Margolin, a newly minted Harvard Law School graduate, who concentrates in criminal law, is very passionate about the decriminalization of marijuana. Her video highlights not just her criminal practice, but has testimonials of her and a client on the courthouse steps. The video allows her to showcase her mission through a medium her client base would most likely use." Connecticut Law Review

"Framed Skunk Magazine features and Us Weekly covers adorn her office walls alongside diplomas from Columbia and Harvard Law. She's been profiled in the Los Angeles Times and keeps a personal blog that covers everything from social and legal commentary to musings on Paris Hilton and Playboy. You can even watch YouTube videos of her expounding on why all drugs should be legalized." Helen

"Allison Margolin, if you read articles written on her, projects nothing less than who she is, irreverent quirky, passionate and committed, well-educated, gutsy, and weaned on criminal law. And her 'brand' shows all of that." Build A Solo Practice, LLC

I've really enjoyed reading about what you've done with yourself from college, right up to now. I also think your networking/marketing prowess is what pisses off your detractors most. YouTube? A stroke of genius!!! They'll make a movie about you eventually! But you already know that right?" Cannazine - Myspace friend

"Been watching you on you tube AMAZZZZZZIIINNNGGG
The best LAWYER - this world needs such people like you to bring justice back RESPECT be blessed and wish you lots of positive energy. STAY STRONG ALLISON." Ash -

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November 29, 2006

Attention Defenders of Freedom:

Medical Marijuana Defendant Stephanie Landa has been summoned to appear in federal court on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006. You are strongly encouraged to write a kind letter to the judge on behalf of Stephanie immediately, attend her rally and court hearing and forward this message widely. More details below.


November 9, 2006

Finding Your Way Home

By Sherri Margolin

As I sat in an fairly difficult, long hold variation of supta virasana, the instructor , who enjoyed elaborating on the philosophy behind why holding my body in a position, that most reasonable people would call uncomfortable, is good for us. She said that we should think of settling into the pose as finding your way home.


November 7, 2006

Marijuana Update


November 4, 2006


Last year, I think it was, I was asked to be on a show for Queer TV

Sandra Bernhardt was the co-host, and she asked me questions about the world of criminal law. I loved being on the show. The transvestite who did the news report embraced me and everyone treated me as if I was a hero. I also loved the format; during commercial breaks these great girls dressed like strippers/cage dancers did a little dance. The whole atmosphere was very rave-like, minus the drugs.

Apparently, the show, "Queer Alternative" has been bought and the episode I'm on will air Monday Nov. 6th. Check it out.

November 3, 2006


You’ve Never Seen Anyone Like Allison Margolin — Could YouTube Be for You, Too?

By Peter Darling

When we think of lawyers in the movies, a few standouts automatically pop to mind. There's Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, the crusading lawyer of To Kill a Mockingbird. Tracy and Hepburn in Adam's Rib, of course. And Tom Cruise did it twice, in A Few Good Men and The Firm. But the latest Beverly Hills film about a lawyer takes a decidedly different twist—it stars a real lawyer, it's self-produced, it's online, and it's free. is it just another Hollywood story or the future of legal marketing?



David Conn, 56; prosecutor won convictions in Menendez case
By Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer

David Conn
, the former prosecutor whose successful retrying of the Erik and Lyle Menendez murder case in 1996 won accolades and then an abrupt demotion, has died. He was 56.

I Loved David Conn

November 1, 2006


Sixteen Layers of Make-Up

By Kara Severson

Being poor in LA is a major drag. Didn't I just read something somewhere about how there is no middle-class in LA but somehow it works for the city? Either you're a millionaire or you're starving while working 60 hours a week. I, unfortunately, am on the high-end of the latter.



The DEA is having an anti-cannabis conference on Halloween in San Diego where they effectively shut down all medical cannabis dispensaries within the county including delivery services. Two patients have died since the closures – starvation and dehydration.The marijuana helped them eat, stay on other medications, stay alive.



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