Sunday, May 03, 2009

FIrst annual animal law CLE in Illinois!

(Ok, this is a bit of shameless self- promotion... but I announce other bar's CLEs here, so why not Illinois too?)

The brand-new Animal Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association is pleased to offer the first annual animal law conference for the prairie state! The conference is split into two half-day programs, one in Chicago and the other downstate, with segments geared towards topics more likely to arise in each region.

The Chicago seminar will be Thursday, June 4th. Topics include companion animal trusts, "pet custody" issues, dealing with dangerous dog ordinances and an insider's look at the legislative process with animal-friendly legislator, Sen. Don Harmon.

The Grafton seminar will be Friday, June 12th. Topics include the latest on equestrian laws, regulations regarding farmed animals and wildlife, proposed changes to cruelty laws as well as SLAPP suits.

Both seminars include an hour of ethics credit (subject to final approval, of course).

Why the scenic pictures dotting this blog post, you may ask? Good question.

As an added bonus, the downstate seminar is being held at the Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center, in beautiful Pere Marquette State Park along the Illinois River. Come earn CLE credit and enjoy nature too! The lodge is offering a discounted rate (available through May 15th) to conference attendees who would like to stay the night after the conference is over. For more on the lodge or to make reservations, click here!

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