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:
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;
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:
Registration Now Available!
9TH ANNUAL CLE
Animal Law Practice Areas:
Far and Wide
Hyatt Centric French Quarter
includes coffee, tea and lunch
DECEMBER 15, 2017
CLE Credit Hours with
1 hour of Ethics and 1 hour Professionalism
$175 for Animal Law
$185 for Non-Section Members of the LSBA
$50 for individuals not seeking CLE credits
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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!
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 -
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you have completed the online membership application, please remember
to mail your $10 fee to the LSBA. See membership page for details.