2023 Animal Law Symposium

Date: Dec 16, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price: $200

Section Price: $152

Event Code: I059823

Areas of Law: Animal

Earn up to 4.5 credits! (More Information)





Kathleen Applegate, Esq.
Princeton University, Princeton
Gina A. Calogero, Esq.
Gina A. Calogero, Attorney At Law, Franklin
Philip S. Goldberg, Esq.
Shook Hardy & Bacon, Washington
Dr. Nancy Halpern, Esq.
Chair, Animal Health, Welfare, Agriculture & Veterinary Practice
Fox Rothschild LLP, Lawrenceville
Jacob V. Hudnut, Esq.
Prosecutor, City of Jersey City, Jersey City
Thomas Andrew Leach, Esq.
Thomas Andrew Leach, Atco
Doris Lin, Esq.
Law Offices of Doris Lin, Esq., Freehold
Paul J. Tartanella, Esq
Paul J. Tartanella, Esq, Pennington

Animal Law continues to be a practice area undergoing significant growth and change. The need to understand legal issues related to animals is becoming a necessity for practitioners in many areas of the law.  No matter what area of the law you practice, the 2023 Animal Law Symposium will get you up-to-date on the latest developments in this ever-evolving practice area, including case law, regulatory changes, and legislative initiatives.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:00 | Introduction
  • 9:05 | Remedies Under NJ Law to Help Avert the Extinction Crisis - Kathleen Applegate, Esq.; Paul J. Tartanella, Esq.
  • 9:42 | Legal personhood for animals - Thomas Leach, Esq.
    • Relationship between legal personhood, standing, and legislative initiatives
    • Real world impact of legal personhood status on animal ownership
    • Current and future of New Jersey law as at relates to status of animals
    • Desmond’s Law legislation in New Jersey vs. Connecticut law
  • 10:19 | New Jersey’s Bear Hunt and Administrative Law - Doris Lin, Esq.
  • 10:56 | Break
  • 11:06 | Amicus briefs filed on behalf of the AVMA and other organizations - Philip S. Goldberg, Esq.
    • Non-economic damages
    • Legal personhood
    • And the negative impact to animal health and welfare that would result from such initiatives
  • 11:43 | Tails of Disaster Preparedness: A Case Study of the Federal Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act - Jacob V. Hudnut, Esq.
  • 12:20 | Animal Law 101 - Dr. Nancy Halpern, Esq.
    • General Animal Law—Difference between Animal Law and Animal Rights Law
    • The intended and unintended consequences to activist initiatives
  • 12:57 | Q&A
  • 1:00 | Adjourn 

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.5 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 4.5).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Non-Transitional: 4.5
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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