Pro Bono Network
Animal Legal Defense Fund
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 Attorney Network. We utilize volunteer attorneys 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.
Apply online to join the Pro Bono Program. If you’d like to join the Volunteer Attorney Network, please select Yes, I want to get involved and play an active role in advancing the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission on the attorney application. To update your attorney membership information, fill out our attorney member update form.
The cost of your first year’s membership dues is $30.
As an attorney 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 ProBono@aldf.org.
Today, a coalition of public interest groups filed a lawsuit in Kansas challenging the constitutionality of the state’s Ag-Gag law, which makes it a crime to document animal cruelty at factory farms and slaughterhouses.December 4, 2018 Press Release
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to weigh in on laws related to construction of a U.S. – Mexico border wall. Construction will impact thousands of animals, including dozens of endangered species.December 3, 2018 News
‘Do chickens count?’ The BIA’s decision and the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s arguments in the Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch case represent an important step forward in improving the legal status of animals.December 3, 2018 News