12:55 Welcome and Introductions
1:00 Practicing Animal Law: An Overview of Federal, State and Local Laws That Govern Man’s Best Friend and Other Creatures
Heidi M. Mehaffey, Mehaffey PA, Plantation, FL
Animal law in and of itself is not one single specialty, but rather touches upon a variety of legal arenas that intertwine, such as contracts and torts, real estate and the Fair Housing Act, and property rights under the Right to Farm Act versus the right to quiet enjoyment. Attorneys are often presented with a jumble of facts to decipher and pinpoint the legal issue and desired resolution. This session provides an overview of animal law across the federal, state and local jurisdictions to assist attorneys who wish to practice animal law in recognizing the issues and appropriate avenues to resolutions through an overview of the law, study of cases and examples of real-life scenarios.
This program includes two 10-minute breaks