Animal Law Section

Who We Are | Our Mission

The MSBA Animal Law Section is a legal community dedicated to advocating and improving laws related to Animals and its environment.

What We Do | Section Benefits and Activities

  • provide a forum for discussion of legal issues pertaining to animals, including but not limited to issues in the following practice areas: Tort Law, Criminal Law, Contract Law, Wills and Estates, and Property Law, as well as the enforcement of federal laws;
  • provide opportunities for legal education;
  • improve the practice and elevate the ethical standards with regard to legal services pertaining to animals;
  • draft amicus briefs in important cases pertaining to Animal Law;
  • initiate legislative change, subject to the approval of the Assembly;
  • foster and enhance the skills of animal lawyers; and
  • serve as a liaison with other parts of the MSBA and the public on issues relating to animal law.