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
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
(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
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
Please check back soon for recent developments in this
exciting area of law.
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the Section to add your name to the
LIST OF ATTORNEYS
WILLING TO TAKE ANIMAL LAW CASES,
please also include the parish(es) where
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.
page for details.