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Animal Law Conference
Thursday, September 8, 2011 8:15 am-4:40 pm


Pre-registration for this event is now closed, but walk-in will be accepted.
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Check-in 8:15 AM
This conference is designed for attorneys, animal interest groups, animal rescue groups, and anyone with an interest in helping animals, gain a basic understanding of the various laws that affect animals. Presentations feature a variety of current animal law topics, including a review of various NYS laws and NYC laws as they pertain to: housing laws, Trap-Neuter and Return programs, and cruelty laws and their enforcement; an overview of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act; a review of estate planning issues as pertains to animals; and a review of NYS legislation as pertains to animals. Meet a panel of representatives from various local 501 (c)(3) groups to explain how they help our animals. The documentary "Equine Destiny," which explores the current use and abuse of America's horses, will be shown over lunch.

Welcoming/Closing Remarks:
MIKKI GOLAR, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Chair, Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals; MELISSA GILLESPIE, Law Offices of Melissa Gillespie; Conference Chair, Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals

Speakers:
ELIZABETH KOCIENDA, Legislative Affairs Associate, New York City Bar; FRAN CARLISLE, solo practitioner; DARYL VERNON, Vernon & Ginsberg LLP; BRYAN KORTIS, Board Member, Neighborhood Cats; Program Manager, PetSmart Charities; VERNESSA M. POOLE, Legal Counsel, Humane Law Enforcement; ADAM SAUNDERS, Ulster County SCPA; ODETTE WILKENS, Executive Director, Equal Justice Alliance; MEENA ALAGAPPAN, Executive Director, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART); JANE HOFFMAN, President and Chair of the Board, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC's Animals; CAROLINE VAN ZANDT, LCSW, PETS Project Coordinator, Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA); ALEXANDRA COLLIER, Director of Volunteer Services and Special Projects, Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA); SUSAN KAUFMAN, Founder and President, Animal Relief Fund (“ARF”)

Sponsored by:
Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals, Mikki Golar, Chair

CLE Credit Hours: 3
Note: the three CLE sessions will run consecutively in the afternoon.

Registration is necessary. The fee is $25 for non-attorney; $50 for member attorney; $70 for non-member attorney



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