Educational Programs

The Committee on Animals and the Law has a variety of educational programs available.

Click on the links below for more information on these programs!


SAVE THE DATE!

The Committee on Animals and the Law will present its annual CLE program at the NYSBA Annual Meeting.

FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: THE LEGALITIES OF ANIMAL SHELTER AND RESCUE OPERATIONS 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
1:30pm-5:00pm
New York Hilton Midtown
New York City

Program Description
This program will provide attorneys working with or for animal shelters and rescues an arsenal of resources that they can use in the everyday operations of these facilities. Popular topics that will be covered include: starting a shelter or rescue not-for-profit organization; defining what a true shelter or rescue is under the law; defining and respecting the lawyer's role as volunteer, counsel, or board member for an animal shelter or rescue; liabilities and insurance needs; essential contracts and agreements every shelter and rescue should have in place; animal adoption policies and best practices; spotting animal abuse and reporting requirements; interstate and international rescues; no-kill shelters; and a variety of other relevant topics.

Committee Chair
Amy M. Pontillo, Esq. | Division of Professional and Court Services | Office of ADR Programs | New York, NY

Program Co-Chairs
Ashlee K. Cartwright, Esq. | The Salvation Army, Legal Department | West Nyack, NY
Bari Wolf, Esq. | Vernon & Ginsburg, LLP | New York, NY

Program Faculty
Ashlee K. Cartwright, Esq. | The Salvation Army, Legal Department | West Nyack, NY
Jack Fein, J.D., M.D. | Dutchess County SPCA | Poughkeepsie, NY
Elinor D. Molbegott, Esq. | Law Office of Elinor Molbegott | East Williston, NY
Amy M. Pontillo, Esq. | Division of Professional and Court Services | Office of ADR Programs | New York, NY
Judith L. Siegel, Esq. | Pro Bono Partnership | White Plains, NY

Register now at www.nysba.org/am2020

HUMANE EDUCATION PROGRAM 

This program can help educators meet the requirements of New York State Education Law §809.  The Humane Education program we have developed is for children in grades K-6.


LUNCH AND LEARN WEBINARS (no cost)


RECORDED NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS (earn New York MCLE credit by purchasing these programs)