Dog Law For Lawyers CLE
Dog Law for Lawyers – Much More Than Pro Bone



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Course Description

This program was recorded on August 20, 2020

The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates there are approximately 77 million dogs in U.S. homes. It’s no surprise that volunteerism for local animal welfare groups is a popular choice among the legal profession. The laws applied to our dogs are swiftly evolving, and there are many substantive law cross-overs for new and experienced attorneys to represent clients in cases involving dogs. This unique course outlines the fundamentals of Dog Law with an overview of the most prevalent case types, emerging legal issues and legislative updates. Ethical factors, practice tips and additional resources are discussed.

CLE SpeakerCheryl Nolan
Cheryl Nolan knew from an early age that her life would center on caring for animals. She was the child that brought home an injured bird or stray cat, and she had many different pets. But what sets Ms. Nolan apart from many others is her exposure through her mother’s dog obedience business, Tijera Dog School, which started when Ms. Nolan was four years old. Ms. Nolan would join her mother for the Saturday morning group classes or private training and help teach the students. She also joined her mother volunteering to walk dogs at the shelter.

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2 General Credits

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  1. Purebreed, Designer Dogs, Blends and Mutts – dog law fundamentals
  2. Local and State ordinances governing dogs
  3. Dogs as property v.s. sentient nonhuman animals
  4. Damages and case valuation
  5. Ownership, Custody and Visitation
  6. Rescue and shelter law
  7. Ethics in practicing dog law
  8. Nuts and Bolts in canine specialty matters
  9. Learn More – Resources