Expanding the practice and understanding of animal law in the legal community
Working to expand the practice and understanding of animal law in the legal community, the Animal Legal Defense Fund partners with attorneys and pro bono coordinators across the country. The program utilizes these volunteers to support the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s litigation, criminal justice, and legislative goals. We provide volunteers with access to the organization’s resources and expertise, including model laws, pleadings and briefs, and current animal protection laws. Through the program, thousands of pro bono hours have been donated on behalf of animals, and some of the most significant cases in the field of animal law involved pro bono counsel.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund also works to expand the practice and understanding of animal law in the legal community by delivering presentations at law firms and state bar association events and keeping volunteers updated on the latest cases, animal law conferences, and continuing legal education opportunities. Additionally, we assist bar association members interested in forming or sustaining animal law bar sections or committees.
Join as an attorney or paralegal member today and learn more about the many ways in which you can get involved in animal law. For instance, participate in Speak Out for Farmed Animals Month.
If you are already an attorney member of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and would like to update your membership information, you can do so on our attorney member update form.
Questions? Contact the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Pro Bono Program at ProBono@aldf.org.