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Lawyers to the Rescue: Part Deux
December 6, 2013
South Texas College of Law
This seminar presented by the Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section will address common legal issues facing small and medium-sized non-profit animal rescue/welfare organizations. Issues addressed will benefit attorneys who perform legal services for these organizations as well as the non-attorney rescue/welfare employee or volunteer.
Approved for 5.0 Hours of Continuing Legal Education by the StateBar of Texas pending (plus .50 Ethics).
Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section Holiday Party
December 12, 2013
One Park Place Resident Room
The Houston Bar Association Animal Law Section cordially invites you to our Annual Holiday Party!
Honoring Professor Fran Ortiz and the South Texas College of Law Animal Law Clinic
Admission and parking for the event are free. Causal attire recommended. Live music to be provided by the Quiktones.
Hope to see you there!
Holiday Party for the Animals
December 13, 2013
International Community Church
Join the Humane League for dinner with two speakers: Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing, and John Oberg, Outreach Coordinator for Vegan Outreach. There will be food, wine, dessert, and a silent auction.
Pets Trusts — A Bite of Traditional Estate Planning with a Bone Thrown in for Your Pets
December 13, 2013
Harris County Jury Plaza
This seminar will cover traditional estate planning concepts such as Last Will &
Testaments, durable powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, HIPAA authorizations, Directive to Physicians, plus trusts for those with pets.
By Thuy Tran, The Mendel Law Firm, L.P.
1.5 hours MCLE credit, including .25 hours ethics credit.
For Houston Bar Association Members: Free for HBA members; written materials are $15.
For Non-Houston Bar Association Members: $50 admission charge at the door per program; fee includes written materials, if available.
Human Animal Conflict: Balancing Property Rights, Nuisances, & Public Safety with Animal Welfare, Conservation and Humanity
January 29, 2014
New York Hilton Midtown
This program is not to be missed by lawyers practicing animal, municipal, zoning, and environmental law. The knowledgeable panel will provide a detailed discussion of the most common, and not so common, situations in which both private and public nuisance actions are brought, and the State and Federal laws that apply. Topics to be covered will include such hot topic nuisance issues such as, Geese roundup and eradication, feral cats, animal hospice facilities, hoarding, factory farm practices, and the ownership, rehabilitation, exhibition of exotic animals and wildlife, and landlord/tenant issues.
National Animal Law Competitions 2014
February 21, 2014 - February 23, 2014
Northwestern University School of Law
Announcing the 11th annual National Animal Law Competitions!
Presented by: the Center for Animal Law Studies and the Animal Legal Defense Fund
February 21 – 23, 2014
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
The National Animal Law Competitions (NALC), presented by the Center for Animal Law Studies and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, draws competitors from top American law schools to participate in three separate competitions:
- Appellate Moot Court
- Closing Argument
- Legislative Drafting & Lobbying
The event will provide law students the opportunity to demonstrate oral advocacy skills before federal judges, leading scholars, lobbyists, government officials, ALDF attorneys, and other practitioners specializing in animal law.
Registration is now open!
For more information, check out the NALC website
Animal Law Enforcement Training Academy
March 11, 2014 - March 22, 2014
Marin Humane Society
This is an intensive study of legal procedures, law enforcement, and investigation techniques. It meets State requirements for 20 hours of animal care training and 40 hours of humane laws training.
2014 International Animal Law Conference
July 11, 2014 - July 12, 2014
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
The second International Animal Law Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about other countries, their animal issues, and their legal solutions. Presentations will be in English. A detailed program and registration information will be available on December 1, 2013.