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Animal Law Section

The purposes of the Animal Law Section are to:

  1. provide a forum for discussion of legal issues pertaining to animals, including but not limited to issues in the following practice areas: Tort Law, Criminal Law, Contract Law, Wills and Estates, and Property Law, as well as the enforcement of federal laws;
  2. provide opportunities for legal education;
  3. improve the practice and elevate the ethical standards with regard to legal services pertaining to animals;
  4. draft amicus briefs in important cases pertaining to Animal Law;
  5. initiate legislative change, subject to the approval of the Assembly;
  6. foster and enhance the skills of animal lawyers; and
  7. serve as a liaison with other parts of the MSBA and the public on issues relating to animal law.

Section members, visit the Animal Law Community at!

Proposed Bylaw Changes

The Section will vote on the proposed bylaw changes at their annual meeting on June 29, 2017. 
Click HERE to view the proposed edits. 

Email with any feedback by June 28, 2017.

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