ABA Spotlights Animal Law

Posted by Lisa Franzetta, ALDF's Director of Communications on August 3, 2009

As most law students and professionals will already know, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional association in the world. Eight times a year, GPSOLO magazine is published by the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division. The July/August 2009 issue is all about animal law, providing tons of information for practitioners interested in the field–and further validating animal law’s place as a recognized part of mainstream legal practice.

The issue includes a profile of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s work and mission. In addition, ALDF attorney Dana Campbell contributes an analysis of pit bull bans and the state of breed-specific legislation, and Pamela Hart, the director of ALDF’s Animal Law Program, provides guidance for attorneys looking to incorporate animal law into their practices. The issue also includes articles about estate planning and pets, agricultural animals and the law, and even the use of therapy dogs in the courtroom. Check out the issue for these stories and many more topics of interest for attorneys and for anyone interested in the many ways the law both influences and reflects our attitudes and relationships with animals.  

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