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Free ALDF Membership for New Law School Graduates

May 1, 2013
ALDF wants to support and encourage dedication to the field of animal law by offering recent law graduates a free attorney membership in ALDF's Animal Law Program for one year.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Warns Against Dangerous Change To Animal Cruelty Law

November 21, 2012

For immediate release Contact:Lisa Franzetta, ALDFMegan Backus, ALDF ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is urging New Mexico residents to tell the Bernalillo County Board…

Pups Create Calm for University of Akron Students, Attention for Animal Advocacy

April 25, 2012
University of Akron SALDF students sponsor an event aimed at reducing stress during finals week.

Legal Eagles Aid Animals

March 15, 2012
As an undergraduate at University of North Carolina, Elizabeth Overcash led an animal interest group called Helping Paws.

Chris Berry

January 9, 2012
Chris joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund as a litigation fellow in September 2011 after graduating from law school. Chris works on a broad range of animal issues including puppy mills, factory farms, and consumer rights.

John Melia

January 9, 2012
John joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund as a litigation fellow in October 2011 and works on a variety of cases, including farmed animals with a focus on foie gras and egg laying hens, and coyote and fox penning.

Damages Recoverable for the Death of a Companion Animal?

December 2, 2011
Co-author Lisa Turner is the president of the Texas Wesleyan SALDF chapter. This article appeared in the November issue of the Texas Bar Journal, which was devoted to animal law.

Group Looks to Give Animal Law a Bit More Bite

October 14, 2011
Third-year Western Law student Teri Muszak has started up the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at Western, much to the appreciation of Cash, a 6-year-old border collie mix.

Animal Legal Defense Fund 2012 Summer Clerkships

September 16, 2011
Locations:<br /> Cotati, California<br /> Portland, Oregon<br /> <i>Deadline for applications is October 16, 2011.</i>

Diane Balkin

August 23, 2011
Diane Balkin is a contract attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund's Criminal Justice Program. She began her career as a prosecutor in the Denver District Attorney's Office in 1979, where she worked for 32 years.

Geoff Fleck

August 23, 2011
Geoff Fleck is a contract attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund's Criminal Justice Program. Geoff has most recently been employed as an Assistant State Attorney for the State Attorney's Office, 8th Judicial Circuit, Gainesville, Florida.

Animal Defense Group Created

March 23, 2011
New Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter forms at Mississippi College School of Law.

Lewis & Clark Animal Law Clinic Pushes for Laws on Behalf of Paws

January 27, 2011
Six students participating in a legal clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School are doing their small part to change the world.

Indiana Law Students Raise Awareness on Animal Welfare Issues

December 9, 2010
To learn more about a number of legal concerns that involve animal welfare - whether those issues involve pets, livestock, or even exotic animals - students at Indiana law schools have started organizations affiliated with the national Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Animals and the Law

November 1, 2010
Cailen LaBarge of Suffolk Law School discusses the mainstream's vast misconception of animal law and its place in out society.