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March 6, 2009

COMMITTEE ON ANIMALS AND THE LAW TEAMS UP WITH BEST-SELLING AUTHOR STEVE CHANDLER TO PROVIDE COMPLIMENTARY AUDIO PROGRAM "DIFFERENCE-MAKING IN CHALLENGING TIMES"

Program provides practical advice to make life improvements

ALBANY-The New York State Bar Association's Committee on Animals and the Law and best-selling author Steve Chandler have teamed up to help make a difference for animals and people by making available a free audio recording of Chandler's recent presentation, "Difference-Making in Challenging Times." This innovative program offers practical suggestions for making improvements to one's life and practice. As a service to the legal profession and to the public, a link to a free download of the program is available on the committee's Web site at: http://www.nysba.org/animals.

The program addresses the challenges that animal lawyers face, such as billable hours and difficult animal cruelty cases. Chandler offered tips for improving the business model for law firms and advice on how to find and sustain motivation with complicated cases. Chandler also discussed effective leadership strategies for individuals and organizations.

Chandler also has agreed to serve on the Committee's Advisory Panel, an animal law resource composed of non-committee members, along with current members, New York State Bar Association Immediate Past President Kathryn Grant Madigan of Binghamton (Levene Gouldin & Thompson LLP), and the New York Conference of Mayors and Other Municipal Officials (NYCOM).

Steve Chandler is the best-selling author of "100 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Reinventing Yourself," as well as a business coach and motivational speaker. He has helped CEOs, top professionals, major universities, and over 30 Fortune 500 companies. A popular guest on TV and radio talk shows, Chandler has twice won the national Audio of the Year award from King Features Syndicate. In January, Chandler launched Club Fearless: World Mastermind. More details are available on the club Web site at www.ClubFearless.net and on the blog at www.iMindshift.com.

The Committee on Animals and the Law is a diverse, compassionate, dedicated and professional group committed to making a difference for animals and people. For nearly seven years, the committee has tirelessly worked to elevate Animal Law and thereby help animals and people through constructive and innovative means. The Committee's recent report "Making a Difference for Animals and People" is available at: http://www.nysba.org/makingadifferencereport.

The 76,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Founded in 1876, State Bar programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.

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