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 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 ProBono@aldf.org.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) over the agency’s critical redactions in a contract between the USDA’s Wildlife Services program and a Colorado slaughterhouse, outlining plans for slaughtering geese rounded up in parks across Denver.November 23, 2020 Press Release
New White Paper Offers Policy Recommendations to Combat Zoonotic Diseases and Pandemic Risk from Factory FarmingThe Animal Legal Defense Fund released the second in a series of white papers — COVID-19 and Factory Farming —providing policy recommendations to address industrial animal agriculture’s role in our heightened risk for zoonotic diseases outbreaks, like COVID-19, and its potential to be the source of the next global pandemic.November 19, 2020 Press Release
These awards celebrate chapters that have shown incredible efforts in advancing animal law and advocating for animals through original projects and initiatives. Animal Legal Defense Fund Student Chapters are a vital part of the growing animal law movement.November 6, 2020 News