How Legal Professionals Can Get Involved in Animal Law

While there has been extraordinary growth in this area, full-time animal law jobs are still relatively limited. Fortunately, 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. Below are suggestions for getting involved as a volunteer:

Additionally, doing pro bono work at a law firm is how many attorneys are able to contribute to the field of animal law. Below are suggestions for persuading a firm to allow pro bono animal law related opportunities:

  • Let the firm know your interest in animal law early on.
  • Be prepared to show Animal Law is a recognized area of the law.
  • Include information on other law firms that are currently doing animal law pro bono work.Visit our Attorney Spotlight page to see what pro bono work other attorneys and firms have done recently.
  • Highlight the fact that because animal law is an emerging field, there is an opportunity to set new legal precedent.

Questions? Contact the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Law Program at

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