To Catch a Drug Lord Scary Conference in Mexico City

2/6/2016 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0205-iba-doc-launch-03If you're a lawyer and want some tips on how to catch drug cartel kingpins, here's your golden opportunity ... you can travel to Mexico City for a conference that poses more danger than a Sean Penn Rolling Stone interview.

We got hold of this online flyer for the conference scheduled for mid-May. They'll be talking about cartel enforcement and criminal sanctions for the bad guys.

It's being held by the International Bar Association, so anyone who practices in a country controlled by drug lords ... well, this is for you. 

Somehow it seems a little more dicey than, say, Maui.