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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:

UPDATE: If you have not mailed in  your registration you may still

REGISTER AT THE DOOR on 12/12.

Download the Form on the CLE page and plase bring on Friday!

Animal Law Section of the LSBA's
6th Annual CLE

"Lawyers, Tigers & Dogs, Oh My!"

VIEW AGENDA & REGISTER

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12th
7 CLE Credit Hours

ST. CHRISTOPHER HOTEL

114 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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).

*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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