Paralegal Membership Application
If you’re a paralegal ready to join the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Pro Bono Program, complete the Paralegal Application below and you’ll be directed to a payment form to pay your $15 membership fee.
Our Pro Bono Program is the nation’s largest pro bono network for animal protection and utilizes volunteers to support our litigation, criminal justice, and legislative goals.
As a paralegal member, you’ll receive these membership benefits:
• Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Newsletter: The Animals’ Advocate
• One issue of Animal Law Review (U.S. only)
• E-mail updates on cases, news, and events
• E-mail updates on volunteer, education, and employment opportunities
The Animal Legal Defense Fund announced the expansion of its Animal Law Course Grant Program to allow accredited law schools to apply for $5,000 grants to fund new introductory and advanced animal law courses, or existing courses that are in danger of being cancelled due to budget cuts.March 1, 2021 Press Release
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and its co-plaintiffs, denying an attempt by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to dismiss a lawsuit against the agency.February 23, 2021 Press Release
A Courtroom Animal Advocate Program (CAAP) bill, S.2868/A.4533, which would allow law students and volunteer lawyers to advocate for animal victims in cruelty criminal cases, unanimously passed the New Jersey Senate. The bill is sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and endorsed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.February 19, 2021 Press Release