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  • Celebrating the 2017 Advancement in Animal Law Pro Bono Achievement Award Winners

    We recognize the many legal professionals across the country who have contributed to our life-saving work.
    November 9, 2017 News
  • Evan Dwin

    When the Animal Legal Defense Fund sought to ensure compliance by the Palm Springs Animal Shelter with state and local laws regarding the animals in its care, we were fortunate to get this kind of tireless assistance from Evan Dwin.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • 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.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Gabriela Sandoval

    For Gabriela Sandoval, nothing is more important than helping those in need. And as part of ALDF's volunteer attorney network, she is putting her skills to work.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • 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.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • 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.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Michael Von Zamft

    ALDF would like to recognize the contributions of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Assistant State Attorney Michael Von Zamft for their efforts in a brutal crime spree where 19 cats were found killed and mutilated in neighborhoods throughout Florida's Miami-Dade County.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Megan Senatori

    In addition to her teaching endeavors, Megan is a partner at the law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens in Madison, Wisconsin, where she concentrates her practice on complex civil litigation and appellate advocacy.
    October 22, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Meena Alagappan

    Complementing her passion for compassion, Meena is the executive director of HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers), a non-profit public charity that is a full-service humane education provider in the New York City and Chicago areas.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight
  • Pamela Frasch and Kathy Hessler

    The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS) has enjoyed tremendous success thanks to Pamela Frasch, assistant dean and executive director of CALS, and Kathy Hessler, clinical professor and director of the Animal Law Clinic at CALS -- the only animal law clinic in the country.
    April 8, 2013 Pro Bono Spotlight