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Animal Law Section

Mission: The Animal Law Section provides education, information and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, this site, public service programs, and publication of a newsletter


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Animal Law Section: Making Your Case

Making Your Case: Investigation & Prosecution of Animal Cruelty Crimes Date : October 9, 2014 Time : 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: Cooley Law School, 9th Floor Conference Room, 300 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, Registration : online by October 2, 2014 Animal cruelty cases can present unique problems for prosecutors and law enforcement. This conference will cover important tools in investigating, charging, and prosecuting animal cruelty and fighting cases; and a discussion on the link between animal cruelty and human violence—with a focus on family violence and juvenile crime. The conference will examine Michigan’s laws on animal cruelty

 10-09-2014 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM ET
 Lansing MI


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Animal Law: Sadie Award Ceremony

The Animal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan will present Connie Page and the late Thomas Conner with the 2017 Sadie Award for their extensive work on behalf of the Ingham County Animal Shelter at a reception from 3:00–5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, at Midtown Brewing Co. in Lansing. Page and Conner devoted themselves to hands-on animal care, fostered dozens of kittens and older cats to prepare them for adoption, and worked countless hours by providing adoption counseling and cleaning cages at the Ingham County Animal Shelter in Mason. After retiring from the faculty of Michigan State University, Page and Conner worked to boost adoptions of shelter animals, especially cats

 05-21-2017 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM ET
 Lansing MI


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Animal Law: Wanda Nash Award Presentation

Named for the Section's founder, the award is presented to the graduating law student who has had the most impact on animal law. Nominations are made by professors who teach animal law in the state's law schools

 05-11-2017 | 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
 East Lansing MI


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Animal Law Section: ABA-TIPS Humane Education Training

Parking: Free parking is available on Sunday, at the lot next to the law school ( see map )

 03-22-2015 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ET
 East Lansing MI


Announcement
Seeking Nominations for the 2015 Sadie Award

Animal Law Section Members: Requesting your Nomination for the Annual Sadie Award by September 1, 2015 The Sadie Award recognizes exceptional efforts on behalf of animals from those not involved in the legal or legislative systems. It is given annually by the SBM Animal Law Section, and was named in memory of Sadie, a beloved family dog, who was killed by an act of animal cruelty


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Animal Law: Annual Meeting

This event is held in conjunction with the NEXT Conference. 10:00–Noon Annual Business Meeting SBM Next Conference: Shape the Future of Your Law Practice Today Formerly the Annual Meeting/Solo & Small Firm Institute, the NEXT Conference focuses on the future of law practice by bringing Michigan lawyers together in a whole new way to learn, share ideas, make connections, and more

 09-29-2017 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
 Detroit MI


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Animal Law Section: Annual Business Meeting & Program

Annual Business Meeting 12:30–4:30 p.m. 20th Anniversary: Past, Present, & Future Founded in 1995, the Animal Law Section was the first of its kind state-wide. Help us celebrate our 20th anniversary with featured speaker Joyce Tischler, founder of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, discussing the past 20 years of animal law and what the future holds. Speakers: Joyce Tischler, Founder of Animal Legal Defense Fund, Cotati, CA David S. Favre, Professor, MSU College of Law, East Lansing Rajesh Krishna Prasad, Asst

 10-09-2015 | 12:00 PM - 04:30 PM ET
 Novi MI


Announcement
WSBA Animal Law Summit

The Washington State Bar Association is hosting an seminar on the complex local, state and federal animal laws that are constantly being tested and tried in the various courts across the country


Event
Animal Law Section: Free Screening: "The Ghosts in Our Machine"

The Animal Law Section is a co-host of this award winning, thought-provoking film, presented by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund at WMU-Cooley Law School, Lansing

 01-24-2015 | 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET
 Lansing MI