Welcome to the Committee on Animals and the Law

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Welcome to the Committee on Animals and the Law!  

Legal issues with animals occur in several arenas: housing, real estate, health, agriculture and business, to name only a few.  Attorneys have only recently begun practices that include animal law, which makes it one of the more exciting fields of law. This website provides information for Committee members, attorneys and members of the public who have an interest in the growing field of animal law.

This Committee was originally conceived by the late Lorraine Power Tharp, past president of the Association, who wanted to highlight the growing field of Animals and the Law and to educate the profession, specifically the membership, about the issues that arise in the law in relation to animals.

2019 NYSBA Annual Meeting - January 14-19 - Hilton Midtown, New York City

The Committee on Animals and the Law will be presenting its annual CLE program at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 1:30pm-5:00pm.

This year's topic is "When Disaster Strikes, What Happens to the Animals?  A Guide to the Laws and Policies that Protect Animals in Emergencies." 

For more information and to register, go to www.nysba.org/am2019animals

Click the links below to see what the Committee is all about!    

About the Committee  

Animal Law Legislation   

Animal Law Resources

Educational Programs 

Laws & Paws Newsletters

Student Writing Competition  

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