2nd Annual Animal Law Symposium (6.0 General Participatory Credits)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


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Are you interested in combining your law degree with your passion for helping animals? Join us to hear from a dynamic panel of experts who will explain how they do exactly that in the context of academia, policy and legislation making, administrative law, state, federal and criminal law and civil litigation. The program will cover the following topics:

- Recent U.S. legislative mandate to use and develop alternatives to animal testing.
- Using the California Public Records Act to seek records from public agencies regarding animal abuse/animal welfare issues.
- USDA’s recent deletion of thousands of public records regarding animal cruelty citations and enforcement actions from its website, and the subsequent lawsuits that have been filed against USDA.
- Enforcing animal cruelty laws through California’s Unfair Competition Law.
- Service and emotional support animals in California.
- AB 485 (the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act), AB 1199 (the Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act), and lobbying efforts for animal welfare legislation.
- Representing clients through a “dangerous dog” administrative hearing.
- ALDF litigation and legislative activity involving captive wildlife
- Current and substantial precedent-setting litigation regarding the American Wild Horse Campaign and ways attorneys can get involved.

Delcianna Winders, Esq.
Vice-Deputy General Counsel - PETA’s Captive Animal Law Enforcement Division
Delcianna Winders is the vice president and deputy general counsel of Captive Animal Law Enforcement for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Foundation. Through lawsuits, advocacy for new legislation, and other legal efforts, she pushes...More
Todd Cardiff, Esq.
Originally from Davis, California, Todd received a Bachelor's of Arts Degree (1995) from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He received his Juris Doctor from California Western School...More
Shawn P.K. Huston, Esq.
As a second generation California native, Mr. Huston has lived in Southern California most of his life. He experienced the business world first-hand working for several banks while achieving his undergraduate degree in business administration with an...More
Lindsay Larris, Esq.
Acting Director - Legislative Affairs Program of the the Animal Legal Defense Fund
Lindsay Larris oversees the Legislative Affairs Program in the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Los Angeles office, working at the state and local levels to advance legislation and policy initiatives that would promote or protect the lives and interests...More
Judie Mancuso
Founder - Social Compassion in Legislation
Long recognized as a leader in California advocating on behalf of animal welfare issues, with a proven track-record that spans decades, Judie Mancuso is the Founder and President.

A small but powerful organization that is unique in its...More

Bryan Pease, Esq.
Bryan is one of the top rated civil rights attorneys in San Diego and has met the stringent selection criteria of the national rating agency SuperLawyers. He is a public interest attorney focusing on government transparency and accountability,...More
Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H.
Vice President for Research Policy - Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., is the Vice President of Research Policy with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nationwide organization of physicians and laypersons that promotes preventive medicine, especially good nutrition, and...More
Jennifer Suarez, Esq.
Legal Counsel - American Wild Horses Campaign
Jennifer Suarez is the Founder and Chief Instigator of her own firm, Jennifer Suarez & Associates, specializing business consulting. She works with businesses and non-profits to help them implement strategies, fix their operations, and grow their...More

Originally Published

September 23, 2017

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • 2nd Annual Animal Law Symposium Part 1 - Video
  • 2nd Annual Animal Law Symposium Part 2 - Video
  • 2nd Annual Animal Law Symposium - Paper

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Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.

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