Please note, while we will do our best to help, we cannot guarantee that you will find legal counsel through our volunteer attorney network so you should continue searching for an attorney on your own.

Legal Assistance Request
Thank you for contacting the Animal Legal Defense Fund. For more than four decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. We work closely with law professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law and also share animal law volunteer opportunities with our attorney members. To have your matter considered for circulation with the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s pro bono network, please fill out the following fields:
Please provide a 1-2 paragraph overview of the matter with which you seek assistance. Additional details and documentation can be requested later should an attorney express interest in helping you.
Please include as much information as possible about the opposing party/parties. First names, last names, phone numbers, physical addresses, business addresses, and any other information are all helpful.
Unless otherwise advised, an Animal Legal Defense Fund attorney will not review your matter. Animal Legal Defense Fund is not providing you legal advice and has not agreed to represent you in this matter. Furthermore, Animal Legal Defense Fund cannot guarantee that you will find legal counsel through its volunteer attorney network so you should continue searching for an attorney on your own. Once you submit this form, you will be directed to a webpage with suggestions on how to find an attorney. By submitting this form, you are agreeing to allow the information provided by you above to be forwarded to Animal Legal Defense Fund’s volunteer attorney network.


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