Law Professionals

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has numerous resources for law professionals interested in the field of animal law.

  • ALDF provides comprehensive resource guidance to individuals interested in teaching animal law, including casebooks, sample exams, sample syllabi, articles of interest and networking opportunities
  • ALDF partners with pro bono coordinators interested in developing animal law volunteer opportunities at their firms
  • ALDF works with bar association members interested in forming committees and/or sections that deal exclusively with animal law
  • ALDF provides access to our resources and expertise, including model laws,  pleading summaries, research tools, and blog
  • ALDF provides grant opportunities for animal law related litigation

To join ALDF’s volunteer attorney network, please fill out our attorney membership application.

Questions? Contact the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Law Program at alp@aldf.org.

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Join Animal Legal Defense Fund's Animal Law Program! As an attorney member, you'll receive ALDF's newsletter, The Animals' Advocate, an issue of Animal Law Review, email updates and more.

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It is still uncommon for animal cruelty investigators to serve as expert witnesses, but if you or someone in your agency has the right combination of education, experience, and training, you may qualify as an expert witness.

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There are a number of ways to make significant contributions to this field by either working as a volunteer or doing pro bono work for a firm. Here are some suggestions for getting involved in animal law.

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The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund of the John Marshall Law School presents "The Early History of Animal Law," a lecture by ALDF Founder and General Counsel Joyce Tischler.

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As a paralegal member of Animal Legal Defense Fund's Animal Law Program, you'll receive ALDF's newsletter, The Animals' Advocate, an issue of Animal Law Review, email updates and more.

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Bar Association Animal Law Sections and Committees are established in many states and assist legal professionals interested in animal law.

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The Animal Law Instructor Website is dedicated to and for professors teaching animal law. If you are interested in gaining access to the website, please email us.

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