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2018 CLE

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ANIMAL LAW SECTION'S 10th CLE!
Friday, December 14, 2018
Drury Inn & Suites
820 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
includes coffee, tea and lunch

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

$15 Valet Parking Available


FINAL AGENDA:

8:00 to 8:30 am Registration

HOUR 1

8:30 - 9:00 am

David Cassuto

Introduction to Animal Law

(30 minutes)

Julia Breaux Melancon

9:00 - 9:30 am

Discussion of Louisiana animal law and legislative updates (30 minutes)

5 minute break

HOUR 2

9:35 - 10:35 am

Jennifer Reba Edwards

Discussion of animal law litigation and legislation on the national level. (1 Hour)

5 minute break

HOUR 3

10:40 - 11:40 am

David Cassuto

Environment, Ethics, & the Factory Farm. A discussion of the legal vacuum surrounding regulation of industrial agriculture.

11:40 -12:40 
LUNCH - Provided in the Hotel Lobby

HOUR 4

12:40 - 1:40 pm

Russ Mead

Ethics

Mr. Mead will use breakout groups to address a myriad of ethical dilemmas faced by Animal Law attorneys.

(1 Hour -Ethics)

 
5 minute break

HOUR 5

1:45 - 2:45

Russ Mead

Professionalism

Mr. Mead will continue with the previous hypothetical adding in new fact scenarios which will be centered around issues involving the Rules of Professional Responsibility. (1 Hour - Professionalism)

HOUR 6

2:50 – 3:50 pm

Machelle Hall

The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the impact of all federally funded or permitted projects on historic properties (buildings, archaeological sites, etc.) through a process known as Section 106 Review and an overview of recent litigation and administrative actions involving animals and the NHPA.

(1 Hour)

5 minute break

HOUR 7

3:55 – 4:55 Wendy Wolfson and Dr. Herman Soong

(Panel)

Cruelty and the link to human violence, documentation and the importance of having a veterinarian involved in the legal process, the link between those who perpetrate animal cruelty which then progresses to violence toward humans.

(1 Hour)

SPEAKER QUALIFICATIONS AND BIOGRAPHIES:

Professor David N. Cassuto has taught at Pace Law School since July 2003 and previously practiced complex civil litigation at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP in San Francisco. Prior to that, he was an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in San Francisco and served on the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Bar Association’s Environmental Law Practice Group. Before entering private practice, Professor Cassuto clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. A former professor of English specializing in literature and the environment, Professor Cassuto has published and lectured widely on legal, literary, and environmental issues. He is also a frequent speaker on legal and cultural studies. 

Professor Cassuto teaches in the areas of property, professional responsibility, animal law, water law, international comparative law, and legal and environmental theory. He directs the Brazil American Institute for Law and Environment (BAILE), a cooperative endeavor with the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Professor Cassuto was a Fulbright Fellow at FGV Direito Rio, in Rio de Janeiro Brazil in 2010, is a visiting professor at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, and is the Class of 1946 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Environmental Law at Williams College. Professor Cassuto earned a BA from Wesleyan University, an MA from Indiana University, a PhD from Indiana University and a JD from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Russ Mead is General Counsel of Animal Law Coalition, and is a partner in the Seattle based law firm of Allen & Mead. In the past he has served as General Counsel for two of the nations leading non-profit animal sanctuaries. He was on the ground overseeing thousands of volunteers after Hurricane Katrina hit, and has put into motion some of the largest animal rescues in the country. His work included rescues from animal hoarders, puppy mills and dog fighting cases, including the Michael Vick case. Russ holds a BS in Accounting from Arizona State University, an MBA from Lindenwood College, a JD from St. Louis University School of Law, and earned a CPA from Arizona. He taught business ethics in the MBA program at Fontbonne University, and has taught Animal Law as a guest lecturer at Cornell University School of Law. Russ recently presented continuing legal education programs on Animal Law Ethics for the New York City Bar as well as the Nassau County New York Bar. Russ is a frequent speaker at animal law conferences, and law schools with animal law sections.

Julia Breaux Melancon  is the Louisiana Director of the Humane Society of the United States and advocates before the Louisiana legislature on behalf of animals.

Machelle Hall A former archaeologist who specialized in osteology and NHPA Section 106 Review, Ms. Hall currently teaches at Tulane University Law School in the Environmental Law Clinic and will be teaching Animal Law at Tulane in the spring. She also is the founder of the Center for Louisiana Animal Welfare Law, and a member of the board of the Louisiana SPCA. Received her JD from Tulane University Law School, 2008.

Dr. Wendy Wolfson is a New Orleans native. She graduated from LSU Veterinary School in 1986. Upon graduation, she practiced as a staff veterinarian for the LASPCA on Japonica Street for 6 years. She then became LASPCA clinic manager and shelter medical director until 2007. During this period she examined many animals confiscated by the LASPCA that were involved in neglect and cruelty cases. From 2007 until present, Dr. Wolfson has taught at Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine as an assistant professor of shelter medicine and surgery.

Jennifer Reba Edwards is the founder of the Animal Law Center located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She is a frequent legal commentator for local and national television, radio, and newspaper regarding the evolution and current state of animal law, as well as on many of the recent high-profile cases impacting animals and animal welfare. She teaches continuing legal education courses to other attorneys in the area of Animal Law.  Jennifer works hard to pave new paths for legal remedies regarding animals. She received her JD from the University of Baltimore, School of Law, 2006.

Herman C. Soong, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Forensic Neuropsychiatry. Doctor of Medicine Degree, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana: 1986-1990; Fellowship, Forensic Neuropsychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana: 1994-1995.

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