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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; Section members 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:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW ANIMAL LAW CHAIR
ALYSON VAMVORAS ANTOON! 
CLE OPPORTUNITIES: 2017:

2017 CLE

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

$15 VALET  (advise valet you are with LSBA Animal Law Section)

9TH ANNUAL CLE

Animal Law Practice Areas:
Far and Wide

Hyatt Centric French Quarter

includes coffee, tea and lunch

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

Approved For:
7 CLE Credit Hours with
1 hour of Ethics and 1 hour Professionalism

$175 for Animal Law Section Members
$185 for Non-Section Members of the LSBA
$50
for individuals not seeking CLE credits

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SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ATTORNEY, CHERI DEATSCH, FOR REPRESENTNG THE LSBA ANIMAL LAW SECTION at the 3rd ANNUAL ANIMAL LAW SUMMIT IN CHICAGO (AUGUST 2017). THANK YOU CHERI!

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ADDITIONAL CLE OPPORTUNITIES (not affiliated with the LSBA):


The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from October 13-15, 2017. The Animal Law Conference gives attorneys, law students, professors, and activists from around the world a place to share ideas, knowledge, and practical skills about advancing the interests of animals through the legal system. The Conference is co-presented by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School, and the Lewis & Clark Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. Attorneys may be  eligible to receive 10 CLE credits - check with conference organizers



NEW ANIMAL LAWS - 2016 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE>
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