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ANIMAL LAW SECTION OF THE LSBA
 

Welcome to the Animal Law Section (ALS) of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Animal Law has been defined as statutory and decisional law in which the nature—legal, social or biological—of nonhuman animals plays an important factor.

The purpose of the Animal Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association is to:

(1) promote and assist members of the profession in the study and understanding of the laws, regulations, and court decisions dealing with legal issues involving animals; and

(2) provide a forum for members of the profession to consider and discuss the legal issues involved in human beings' relationship and coexistence with animals.

In January 2008, the House of Delegates of the LSBA voted in favor of creating this Section and further adopted the proposed Section Bylaws. We are encouraging all members of the Louisiana State Bar Association to join the Section with yearly membership dues of only $10. All that is required is a desire to have the interests of animals represented in our legal system.

The list of attorneys currently joining the Section is diverse; those in the process of joining are from geographically dispersed areas and include attorneys from both diverse political and professional backgrounds as well as attorneys who practice in both large and small firms, assistant district attorneys, and private practitioners in all areas of law.

ALS is dedicated to achieving several goals, including but not limited to:

Creating and maintaining an Animal Law Handbook which compiles Louisiana animal laws and regulations, including local ordinances pertaining to animals;

Creating and maintaining a resources and brief bank for use by attorney members of the Animal Law Section;

Creating and maintaining a referral service for and among attorneys practicing in the area of Animal Law;

Creating and maintaining a referral service for the public which refers people with problems or concerns to attorneys within the Animal Law Section who will handle such cases;

Publishing an Animal Law e-newsletter;

Maintaining a website for the Animal Law Section with a listserve and forum to discuss hot topics in this area of law; and

Actively recruiting a diverse group of knowledgeable, cutting edge speakers for CLE programs on Animal Law.

Please check back soon for recent developments in this exciting area of law.

UPDATES & ANIMAL NEWS/EVENTS:

REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!

Animal Law Section of the LSBA's 5th Annual CLE

Animal Law 2013
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th
7 CLE Credit Hours
including 1 hour of Ethics and 1 hour of Professionalism!

$160 for Members
$170 for Non-members

REGISTER>>

ST. CHRISTOPHER HOTEL

114 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Animal Legal Defense Fund & Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School
21st annual Animal Law Conference*

Don't miss an opportunity to attend the first combined conference of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School. Register early so you don’t miss your chance to secure a spot at this exciting event! Visit the conference website to register.

October 25-27, 2013
Stanford Law School
Palo Alto, California

www.animallawconference.org

For questions about the conference, please contact Event Coordinator, Liberty Mulkani: lmulkani@aldf.org

*Not sponsored or connected with the Animal Law Section of the LSBA

MEMBER MEETING

December 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm via telephone conference. Please email ariel@arieldigiulio.com to
RSVP by December 16, 2012

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (see their website at http://www.aldf.org) invites you to join them for drinks and delicious hors d'oeuvres at their 4th Annual Animal Law Reception at the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting. This is a great opportunity to connect with members of the animal law community and enjoy some networking time after a busy day at AALS.

The reception will be held Friday, January 4th at the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant (a 2 minute walk from the AALS headquarter hotel).

Date/Time: Friday, January 4th 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Room: Pilsner Room
Place: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 200 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Whether you are attending the conference or living in the area, you are invited to stop by and join them.

If you are able to attend, kindly R.S.V.P. to lmulkani@aldf.org by December 31, 2012.

ANIMAL LAW SECTION TO PARTICIPATE in the

LSBA'S 6th ANNUAL SOLO AND SMALL FIRM CONFERENCE

EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN at the LSBA WEBSITE!!

$250 for up to 14 CLEs
FEBRUARY 14-15, 2013 (Thursday and Friday after Mardi Gras; New Orleans Marriott)

2 FREE ANIMAL LAW LECTURES!

The Animal Law Section has partnered with the Tulane Law School's Student Animal Legal Defense Fund to bring TWO exciting and FREE animal law presentations:

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.

WHO: Mr. Geoff Fleck, Attorney for Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)

WHAT: Will speak about what ALDF does, careers in animal law, and his experiences as an animal cruelty prosecutor.

WHERE: This talk will be held at the TULANE LAW SCHOOL in the multi-purpose room (the room to the right of the lobby / entry corridor when you enter from Freret Street)

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WHAT: Animal Use in Medical and Drug Research: Convergence of Science and Ethics

WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 1:00 p.m.

WHO: Dr. John Pippin, Director of Academic Affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and Chair of the Physician Steering Committee, will be speaking about the use of animals in medical research.

WHERE: This talk will be held at the TULANE LAW SCHOOL in the multi-purpose room (the room to the right of the lobby / entry corridor when you enter from Freret Street)

THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

ANIMAL SHELTER & RESCUE LAW SYMPOSIUM: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

October 28, 2012
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
3700 West Flamingo
Las Vegas, NV

Online registration is now available.

General Admission: $50
Admission + CLE Credit: $100

Visit the American Bar Association Website for more information>>

ANIMAL LAW SECTION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE

LSBA's 6th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference
February 18th and 19th, 2013

Four members of the Animal Law Section of the LSBA will be presenting in a 1 CLE HOUR PANEL.

THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN ANIMAL LAW? PURCHASE YOUR GUIDEBOOK FROM THE ABA:

The American Bar Association will soon publish:

Careers in Animal Law: Welfare, Protection, and Advocacy.

Written by LSBA Animal Law 2011 CLE speaker, Yolanda Eisenstein

MORE INFORMATION HERE!

GET AN LL.M in ANIMAL LAW!

Lewis & Clark’s Law School Dean, Robert Klonoff, announced that it will be launching an Animal Law LL.M. (Master of Laws) program. With the creation of this program, Lewis & Clark will have the first advanced legal degree program in animal law in the world. The LL.M. degree will be offered starting next fall (2012).

A special welcome to our new Secretary, Nicole Amstutz!

*MEMBERS: Please email the Section to add your name to the LIST OF ATTORNEYS WILLING TO TAKE ANIMAL LAW CASES, please also include the parish(es) where you practice.

This list will be displayed on the "Attorney Directories" page of this website.

Members: If you have completed the online membership application, please remember to mail your $10 fee to the LSBA. See membership page for details.


As of December 2012
Membership Count: 98

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