Wednesday, March 25, 2015
New York Hilton Midtown, NYC, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gagging a Movement? Understanding “Ag Gag” Laws and How They Affect Free Speech, Privacy Rights and the Protection of Animals. Presented by experts in their fields, this program will provide a detailed analysis of the inception of “ag gag” laws. Topics to be covered will include: the enactment and enforcement of “ag gag” laws; constitutional concerns over potential infringement of First and Fourteenth Amendment rights; the criminalizing of historically utilized investigative techniques to expose animal cruelty and the effect on the protection of animals and the animal welfare movement, as well as, environmental pollution and public health; and the struggle between the need to inform consumers and protect animals and the rights of a multi-billion dollar agricultural industry.
View the full program information here. (NOTE: this program was rescheduled from January 28 due to weather conditions).
Please call the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452 to register
Four-Legged Clients: The Place of Animals in Our Lives and the Law
Thursday, March 26, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY
INTRODUCTION TO ANIMALs AND THE LAW
Presented by the NYSBA Animals and the Law Committee
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
St. George Library Center, 5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY