Turtles and the Race to Stop Additional Extinctions

Event Description

Online registration is closed. If you would like to join or have questions, please email Geen at gmui@mnbars.org.

Hosted by the MSBA Animal Law Section. This online program is from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM.

Please note that this is presented remotely through live webcast via Zoom. Attendees will have the option to view online and/or dial-in. Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance until further notice. Thank you. 

Program Description:

As a group, turtles are some of the most imperiled vertebrates in the world, with approximately 60% of turtles being threatened or already extinct. The presentation will provide a high-level overview of the global turtle extinction crisis, before transitioning to information related to general turtle biology, Minnesota's turtle fauna, existing statutes and regulations, and new turtle conservation efforts, including a renewed effort at the legislature to eliminate commercial turtle harvest in Minnesota.


Christopher E. Smith, Wildlife Biologist and Herpetologist

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event code: 354720                

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and/or phone participation is available. Please indicate your remote option for dial-in when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.


Animal Law Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members not in the Animal Law Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law Students: Free

Deadline to Register: April 6, 2021

Join the MSBA Animal Law Section: MSBA members who are not members of the Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact the program manager to register for this CLE at no cost. Want more information about the Animal Law Section


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The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:

Geen Mui

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Pre-Registration is Closed

Thursday, April 8, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM