Annual Report 2017/2018

  • July 05, 2018

Summary of Meetings: Animal Law 

Number of Meetings Held: 4

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Guest Speaker: Anna Pippus - Director Farmed Animal Advocacy at Animal Justice
Meeting Title/Topic: Farmed Animals And The Law
Synopsis: In this session, we discussed ways lawyers can become involved in solutions for farmed animal welfare: using legal skills and the courts to improve the urgent and dire situation for farmed animals.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Guest Speaker: Arden Beddoes, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Fur Bearer Defenders Judicial Review
Synopsis: Presentation on the Fur Bearer Defenders Judicial Review.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Guest Speaker: Rebeka Breder, CBABC Animal Law Section Chair, Breder Law
Chris Green, Harvard Law School, Animal Law & Policy Program Executive Director
Professor Rebecca Huss, Valparaiso University, Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Law
Adam Karp, Animal Law Offices
Professor Joan Schaffner, George Washington University Law School, Assc. Professor of Law
Daina Bray, International Fund for Animal Welfare
Alexandra D. Janse, Crown Counsel
Megan Senatori, DeWitt Ross & Stevens’ Madison
Camille Labchuk, Animal Justice Canada, Executive Director
Russ Mead, Allen & Mead PLLC, Partner
Meeting Title/Topic: CBABC Animal Law - Professional Development Joint Conference 2018
Synopsis: The CBABC Animal Law Section has been working diligently to bring you topics and speakers that speak to the field of animal law. This amalgamation of speakers and topics from Canada and the US was rare, providing an opportunity to complete 6 hours of CPD, 1 hour of which will count towards your 2018 LSBC requirement for ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component. The presentations are informative and relevant to the field of Animal Law.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Guest Speaker: Maria T. Holman,Webster Hudson & Coombe LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Estate Planning for Fido
Synopsis: Well meaning friends and relatives may say they will take Fluffy or Fang if necessary, but because of reasons as diverse as allergies, disputes with other people claiming the pet, and exclusion of pets from rental apartments, the informal vows and promises often fail. This presentation discussed some of the ways you can help your clients ensure that the plans they put in place for pets that survive them will actually work.

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