Animal Law Symposium
Animal Cruelty Prosecution: Pitfalls and Progress
On May 21, 2016, join the Animal Legal Defense Fund at the 2016 Animal Law Symposium in Los Angeles. From the basics of investigating and prosecuting cruelty cases to strengthening animal protection laws, the symposium will provide an overview of the treatment of animals in the criminal justice system, from crime scene to courthouse. Sessions will examine the nuts and bolts of building a strong case, including using forensics, jury selection, and strengthening state cruelty laws, as well as examining how improvements to police officer training can result in better evidence collection and less casualties of civilian dogs. Geared to legal professionals, law enforcement, veterinarians, law students, and other individuals with a general interest in improving the status of non-human animals in our society.
California attorneys will be eligible to receive continuing legal education credits, pending approval.