ANIMAL LAW WEBCAST SERIES
Live Webcast Package
ITEM #:  1636252101   |   EVENT CODE:  SEE "CREDITS" TAB BELOW
STANDARD PRICE
$225.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.

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Animal Law Webcast Series

Co-sponsored by the MSBA Animal Law Section

Laws regulating the treatment of animals have been in existence since the early Colonial period, but the field of “animal law” is relatively new, and focuses increasingly on the interests of animals themselves, rather than on their value to humans. Practitioners in a variety of areas may find themselves dealing with cases involving animal law, from employment law to personal injury, to criminal law, to family law. As the role of animals in society has evolved and public sensibility towards animals has drastically changed, lawyers have begun to search for innovative ways to make animals more visible to the law. These efforts have resulted in strengthening and enacting anti-cruelty statutes, improving basic protections, and even challenging animals’ property status itself to grant them fundamental rights. Join Minnesota CLE as we explore the intersection of animals and the law and learn the latest developments in this fascinating and growing area.

Times listed are Central Time.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Navigating Pet Owner Insurance and Liability
This presentation will address the complex nature of pet owner insurance and a pet owner’s liability for the actions of their pets. This presentation will also explore the different types of pet owner insurance and advising clients on when such coverage applies and how to make a claim. 
– Beth DeLaForest; President, Aspire Insurance Group Inc.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Pet Ownership Disputes in Minnesota
There have been several recent Minnesota cases involving pet ownership disputes.  Explore the facts and decisions in these cases with two attorneys who argued one of the seminal cases in this area.  Also, understand the claims involved in each of the cases discussed, and learn what’s on the horizon in this area of law.
– Katherine S. Barrett Wiik; Best & Flanagan LLP
– Brian J. Linnerooth; Best & Flanagan LLP


Thursday, April 8, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Prosecuting Animal Abuse Cases
Animal cruelty cases are on the rise, and these cases can present unique problems for prosecutors and law enforcement officers. This presentation will discuss the evidentiary, statutory and sentencing options in animal abuse cases. In addition, this presentation will explore the connection between animal cruelty and other types of violence and criminal activity, and how the ability to tie crimes together can lead to a stronger case.
– Reese Frederickson; Pine County Attorney


Tuesday, April 13, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Legal Considerations for Pet Owners – Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements, Divorce, and Estate Planning
Pets are an important part of family dynamics. This presentation will discuss the legal implications for considering pets in prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, divorces, and estate planning.  Learn how Minnesota law handles custody of pets in these circumstances, and the difference when proper planning is in place.   
– Rebecca Schack; Meier Schack, LLC
– Jayne Sykora; Sykora & Santini PLLC


Tuesday, April 20, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse – Programs and Partnerships to Keep Pets and People Safe
Many women entering domestic violence shelters report their batterer injured, maimed, killed or threatened family pets, and many of them say they delayed fleeing for fear of what would happen to animals left with batterers. Learn how to advise your clients about accommodating pets in domestic violence shelters and what resources are available to domestic abuse survivors and their pets in Minnesota, including shelters that accept pets and safe haven programs.
– Charles A. Hempeck; Executive Director, Anna Marie's Alliance


Tuesday, April 27, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Companion and Service Animals – What Animals Qualify and Where Can They Go?
Covering office space, retail space, multi-family residences and more!
– Laurel J. Pugh; Abriter PLLC

$225

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Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

This package provides 6.0 total CLE credits. Credits should be reported individually for each webcast attended, not the package as a whole.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for the standard, ethics, and elimination of bias CLE credits as listed below. Application has been made to the Minnesota State Bar Association for any "specialist" credits and to the Supreme Court ADR Program for any continuing education in ADR credits.

Click titles for credit status and individual event codes.

Navigating Pet Owner Insurance and Liability
1.0 standard CLE credit

Pet Ownership Disputes in Minnesota
1.0 standard CLE credit

Prosecuting Animal Abuse Cases
1.0 standard CLE credit

Legal Considerations for Pet Owners – Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements, Divorce, and Estate Planning
1.0 standard CLE credit

Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse – Programs and Partnerships to Keep Pets and People Safe
1.0 standard CLE credit

Companion and Service Animals – What Animals Qualify and Where Can They Go?
1.0 standard CLE credit

STANDARD PRICE
$225.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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