September 3, 2008
STATE BAR’S SPECIAL COMMITTEE ONANIMALS AND THE LAW PRESENTS FREE
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM ADDRESSING ANIMAL CRUELTY
Committee’s Timely Program is Open to the
The New York State Bar Association’s Special Committee on
Animals and the Law will present a multidisciplinary program,
“Teen Animal Cruelty: Legal Issues & Practical
Solutions” on September 15, 2008, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue at 12th
Street, New York. The event is free and open to the public.
Scheduled panelists include:
- Dana Campbell,
Esq., Animal Legal Defense Fund Criminal
Justice Program and Adjunct Professor of Law, Cornell Law School(teaching Animal Law).
- Maya Gupta,
PhD (psychotherapist trained in the use
of AniCare treatment program), President of Ahimsa House (shelter for
humans and animals).
- Randall Lockwood,
PhD (psychologist), Vice-President for
Anti-Cruelty Initiatives at the American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals.
- Professor John De
Witt Gregory, Sidney and Walter Siben
Distinguished Professor of Family Law, Hofstra University School of Law
(teaching Animal Law, juvenile justice, and other
- Carol Moran,
Esq., Deputy District Attorney for
the Kings County , New York.
- Siobhan O'Grady,
Esq., Assistant NYC Corporation
Counsel, Bronx Family Court
The Special Committee on Animals and the Law was established to
provide information resource to the Association’s members and the
public about non-human, animal-related humane issues, which arise from
and have an effect upon our legal system. The Committee ascertains the
needs and interests of NYSBA members and their constituents with respect
to animal humane-related issues and develops programs to disseminate
resource information to address those needs and interests.
The 74,000 member New York State Bar Association is the official
statewide organization of lawyers in New Yorkand the largest voluntary
state bar association in the nation. Founded in 1876, NYSBA programs and
activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice
system for more than 130 years.