Pro Bono Power!

Posted by April Nockleby, ALDF's Online Content Manager on May 29, 2009

The Animal Legal Defense Fund would never be able to use the law to advance the interests of animals without the support of legal professionals nationwide. Meet a few of ALDF’s pro bono attorneys and learn how each is winning the case against cruelty.

Susann MacLachlan Susann MacLachlan
With a personality that radiates warmth, "Sunny" enthuses about
rescuing animals, teaching animal law at the John Marshall Law School
and coaching students for the Harvard Law School’s National Animal
Advocacy Closing Argument Competition.
Renee Kathwala Rene Kathawala
An attorney with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Rene recently assisted with drafting an alliance agreement between ALDF and Lewis and Clark Law School, resulting in the first-of-its kind Center for Animal Law Studies.
Robert Knaier Robert Knaier
There are countless avenues by which people are prompted to give more consideration to non-human animals. For Robert Knaier, it was philosophy.

Read more about our exceptional pro bono attorney members here!

Know an attorney who’s interested in making a difference for animals? Join ALDF’s Animal Law Program!
We use volunteer attorneys to work on a variety of projects including
research and citation checking, writing legal information guides,
filing amicus briefs, litigating cases, and assisting prosecutors with animal cruelty cases.

One thought on “Pro Bono Power!

  1. ileana adamos says:


    I dont know if anyone has contact ypu about a case on FACEBOOK A Dog call “DAVI” on the supervision of a man that suppously his care taker call Wilson.
    It seems that this animals had been found by this SO CALLED Wilson and he posted pictures of this poor animal with extremely Life threat injurys and refuses to bring dog to a Veterinarian even though He was offer money for it.
    It had been one of the most frustrated situatiuon i had ever had to witness on facebook.
    Any how.
    Please let me know i can give you more details about it.
    My name in Facebook it’s:
    Possum Smile…
    Thank you
    ileana adamos

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