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.

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