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Animal Law

Section Focus

The Animal Law Section sponsors monthly meetings to raise awareness and educate the legal community regarding legal issues affecting animals and their welfare through CLE presentations, networking opportunities, publication and a distribution of materials. The ALS currently co-sponsors a witness-support dog program with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office named Paw and Order: SDU (Special Dog Unit). The ALS ordinarily holds its monthly meetings during lunch. Inquiries regarding membership and meeting times should be directed to the ALS Secretary.

Laws for PawsThe Laws For Paws Blog focuses on animal law and legal issues facing non-profit animal rescue/welfare organizations. It also provides notice of upcoming Animal Law Section events.

Upcoming CLE:
Valentine Party – “For the Love of Paws”
February 10, 2015 from 6 to 9:00 p.m.
We will be honoring a couple of law enforcement officers for their efforts in animal cruelty investigations throughout 2014.

Jessica Milligan

Section Chair

Jessica Milligan
Harris County District Attorney’s Office
1201 Franklin, Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77002

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Member Details

Section Members: 48
Section Dues: $20

Section Officers

Immediate Past Chair
Pat Guter

Vice Chair
Belinda Smith

Chair Elect
Steven Halpert

Brett Cooke

Clarissa Kay Bauer

Section Notes


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