5 Ways to Stay Involved in Animal Law after GraduationPosted by Kelly Levenda, Staff Attorney on April 17, 2015
Congratulations to all those law students graduating this semester! As you move into the next phase of your life, you may be wondering how you can remain involved in the field of animal law and animal protection as a new graduate. Here are the top five ways to stay active in animal law!
- Celebrate your dedication to animal law and your school’s SALDF chapter with an ALDF lapel pin and graduation cord to wear during your graduation ceremony! Order your SALDF Graduation Packet now.
- ALDF offers new graduates a free one year attorney membership in ALDF’s Animal Law Program. The Animal Law Program works closely with law students and law professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law. We do this by assisting bar association members interested in forming animal law bar sections or committees and partnering with pro bono coordinators interested in developing animal law volunteer opportunities at their firms.
- We also invite you to join our Volunteer Attorney Network! The support of legal professionals nationwide is integral to helping ALDF protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. ALDF uses volunteer attorneys to work on a variety of projects including legal research, writing legal information guides, filing amicus briefs, litigating cases, and assisting prosecutors with animal cruelty cases. Furthermore, ALDF utilizes its pro bono attorneys to assist with public inquiries involving animals.
- Sign up for the ALDF Animal Law Professional eNewsletter! The eNewsletter includes news, events, and continuing education and employment opportunities relevant to attorneys interested in animal law. (To join, select “Law Professional Newsletter” on the sign up page.)
- If you are job hunting, make sure to check out our career advice for aspiring animal attorneys and the ALDF Employment and Fellowship pages, where we post current employment opportunities at various law firms and nonprofit organizations across the country.
Good luck on the bar exam and in this next stage in your career!