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Animal Law Express 2024 by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Leap into the latest and greatest developments in animal law

Thursday, February 29, 2024
9:00 am – 12:45 pm
via webinar only

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Who should attend: Lawyers interested in animal law; lawyers interested in developing a new practice; litigators, lawyers who practice family law, wills & estates lawyers, criminal law, or environmental law.

Learning level: All levels

Animal law is more than dog bite law, intersecting with an increasing number of mainstream practice areas like family, human rights, and environmental law. This exciting fast-paced half-day course will bring together leaders in the field, including featured speaker, the Honourable Attorney General Niki Sharma, KC, to share the latest and greatest developments in animal law—summarized in 15- to 30-minute increments.

At this course, you will learn about:

  • “pet custody”—groundbreaking legislative changes for how animals are viewed in the family law context
  • unpacking the Criminal Code and regulatory crimes against animals
  • animal law in environmental and climate concerns, Rights of Nature
  • Indigenous perspectives on wildlife law
  • how human rights law impacts people and their animals
  • upcoming federal legislative developments for animals
  • Indigenous non-Western and Social Justice perspectives, for all species of animals, wild and domestic

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 3 hours (this course will contain a minimum of .5 hours pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)

Course Chair
V. Victoria Shroff — Shroff Animal Law (Shroff & Associates); Adjunct Professor of Animal Law, Peter A. Allard School of Law; Faculty, School of Legal Studies, Capilano University, Vancouver; Associate Fellow Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, UK

Register by Feb. 1/24
Regular Price
After Feb. 1/24
Live Webinar $247 $282
Live Webinar Articled Student $141 $141
Are you an Indigenous lawyer/Articled Student/legal support staff/paralegal or community member?
We value your contributions and encourage your participation in all of our programs. To increase accessibility, we offer a 50% discount* to all Indigenous lawyers/Articled Students/legal support staff/paralegals and a limited number of free online registrations to non-lawyer Indigenous community members. (*discount applies to Regular prices, not Early Bird prices). Please contact Customer Service to find out more.

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CLEBC Program Lawyer*
Genevieve Chang


February 29
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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