Dog Law: Every Dog Has His Day in Court

$179.00

Not so long ago, our canine companions were considered mere property. But, their status is rising upward in a legal spectrum that favors best interests and sentience. Dog-lover attorneys have many options for meaningful legal work in this evolving and gratifying field. This session explores these real-world options for law students, new attorneys, and experienced practitioners. It will discuss the types of cases best suited for self-represented litigants (pro se), and the important role of mediation in dog law.

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Event Details

Webinar Date

Webinar Time

Course Type

Course Instructor

Cheryl Nolan, Esq.

Original Date Of Course

General Credits

2

Course Description

Not so long ago, our canine companions were considered mere property. But, their status is rising upward in a legal spectrum that favors best interests and sentience. Dog-lover attorneys have many options for meaningful legal work in this evolving and gratifying field. This session explores these real-world options for law students, new attorneys, and experienced practitioners. It will discuss the types of cases best suited for self-represented litigants (pro se), and the important role of mediation in dog law.

Principles

  • Dog law fundamentals
  • Dogs as property v.s. sentient nonhuman animals
  • The Dog Law firm
  • Municipal Governance
  • Ownership, Custody
  • Professional Liability for Dogs
  • Nuts and Bolts for a Canine Specialty

Syllabus

  1. Speaker Introduction
  2. Fundamentals of a Canine Law Practice
      • Integrating Dog Law
      • Practice Exclusively focused on Dog Law
      • Cross-over issues
      • Unbundled legal services
  3. Local/State Regulation
      • Vaccination, Licensing, microchipping
      • Dangerous dogs
      • Breed restrictions
      • Nuisance abatement
      • Land use development and permits
  4. Canines as property v.s. sentient nonhuman animals
  5. Case valuation
  6. Ownership & Custody
      • Domestic – Family court jurisdiction
      • Unmarried partners
      • Rescue and adoptions
      • Lost and found
      • Theft
  7. Professional Liability
      • ┬áVeterinarian
      • Professional sitters/walkers/groomers
            • Negligence
            • Intentional torts
            • Contract law
            • Consumer law
  8. Nuts and Bolts in canine specialty matters
      • Expert witnesses
      • Animal law consultants and co-counsel
      • Private Investigators
      • Witnesses
      • Client liaison and other support staff
      • Social media
      • Media relations
  9. Learn More – Resources
      • ┬áLocal, state and ABA sections
      • Listservs and news alerts
      • Newsletters and other helpful subscriptions
      • Dog Law books and professional experts

Instructor

Cheryl Nolan, Esq.

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