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The Animal Legal Defense Fund works closely with law professionals to advance the emerging field and practice of animal law. The Pro Bono Program manages the Volunteer Law Professional Network.

We utilize this volunteer network to work on a variety of projects including legal research, writing legal information guides, filing amicus briefs, litigating cases, and assisting prosecutors with animal cruelty cases.

The cost of your first year’s membership dues is $30 for attorneys and $15 for paralegals.

If you are already an attorney member and simply need to update your membership information, please fill out our attorney member update form.

As a 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)  
  • Email updates on cases, news, events, and education and employment opportunities

To request more information about Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Pro Bono Program, please e-mail

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