Looking for a speaker for your chapter’s event? Below are a list of suggestions.

  • Animal Legal Defense Fund attorneys and other staff members may be available for speaking engagements. We can also help you locate a speaker by contacting our local attorney members. To request an Animal Legal Defense Fund speaker, please use the Speaker Request Form below.
  • Contact your local humane society or animal rescue organization.
  • Invite an animal control officer or local prosecutor to give a presentation on investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty cases.
  • Contact a local or national animal protection organization; many now have at least one staff attorney and others have entire litigation and legislation departments. 
  • Ask someone from a domestic violence or humane advocacy group to speak about the link between animal cruelty and (delete domestic here) violence towards humans.
  • Invite an attorney who specializes in animal law to talk about their practice and the kinds of cases they take, or to discuss pro bono opportunities at large firms. Contact your state bar association animal law section or committee for help locating local animal law attorneys.
  • Ask the professor who teaches animal law at your school (or a nearby school) to give a presentation. 
  • Is there an animal-friendly elected official in your area who could speak about animal protection legislation they have sponsored or is currently sponsoring? 
  • Invite someone to discuss how  natural disasters affect animals
  • Invite an animal law author or other expert in the field to speak at your school. Visit our website for a list of books pertaining to animal law.
  • Check out our Student Chapter Spotlights for sample speaker events.
  • Visit our website for additional student chapter project ideas.

Animal Legal Defense Fund Speaker Request Form
(You should receive a response within 1-2 weeks, though it may take longer to confirm whether a speaker is available for the requested date and location.)
Example: 1. Speaker Name - Affiliation

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    Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against Olympic Game Farm, a roadside drive-through zoo in Sequim, Washington, for maintaining animals in squalid conditions in violation of the Endangered Species Act and state animal protection laws.
    December 18, 2018 Press Release
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund: 2018 Year in Review

    As 2019 approaches, we’re looking back at our biggest legal victories for animals over the last 12 months. These are just a few highlights – watch the video from Executive Director Stephen Wells to learn about all the legal advances we made for animals.
  • Update on the Farm Bill

    This week the Farm Bill was approved by the U.S. House and Senate. The bill includes important provisions that will protect animals, and most importantly, does not contain the King amendment.
    December 13, 2018 News