Animal Law Section Annual Report | 2018 - 2019

Section Membership
As of July 1, 2019 the Section has 62 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $3,292.36 as of May 31, 2019.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 3 events in fiscal year 2018-19. 

Program Title


Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Wildlife Protection Laws – Legal Updates and Department of Transportation Compliance



1.0 Standard


2019 Animal Law Seminar 05/10/19 273040

6.75 Standard


What happened for animals in 2019 at the Minnesota Capitol?



.75 Standard


 Annual Meeting and Election Results
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 28, 2019 and 8 people attended. 

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020:

Julia Dittberner
Michelle Lore
Kathleen Mock
Kristen Rice
Tom Casey
Beth Scheffer

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2020: 

Christine Hinrichs, Chair
Cathy Crane, Vice Chair
Tim Culver, Secretary / Treasurer

Diversity and Inclusion

In 2019, the Section adopted a Diversity and Inclusion Plan. The principal goal of the Plan is to purposefully attract, include and develop members from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in the Section (e.g., diversity in race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and economic status). The Plan includes four implementation steps focused on attracting new members, increasing engagement by diverse members, including diverse speakers at CLE events, and increasing diversity in leadership. The Plan will be in effect for three years and may be periodically revised as needed before then.

Other Section Accomplishments

The section wrote a letter opposing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's proposal to delist the gray wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act.  

Submitted By:
Kristen Rice, Section Chair
Date: 07/15/19