Animal Cruelty Law in Minnesota

Event Description

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

Hosted by the MSBA Animal Law Section. This live webinar 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. Thank you. 

Live Webcast Description:

A new chapter, Chapter 28, Animal Cruelty, has been written for the 2021 Minnesota Judges Criminal Benchbook. This chapter covers a range of topics pertaining to animal cruelty law in Minnesota, including Minnesota Statutes Chapter 343 (Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), animal seizure and disposition, pre-trial issues, sentencing issues, and judicial alerts. Chapter also includes legal precedent, comments, and practice tips. The speakers, who wrote this chapter, will present an overview of these topics.   


Ann Olson, Founder and Executive Director | Animal Folks
Reese Frederickson, Attorney | Pine County, MN
Judge Gordon W. Shumaker , Retired Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge
Marianne Settano Shumaker, Retired Civil Attorney

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event code: 423420         

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: October 12, 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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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM