Animal Law Section



Heidi E. Meinzer
114 N Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
P: (571) 414-0868
F: (571) 414-0869

Section Dues: $15 per year

Animal Law Section Council Members:
The Animal Law Section Council has vacancies for the 2014-2016 term. Council duties include attending meetings, planning Section events and activities, and other duties that arise from time to time. If you are interested in serving on the Council, please email a statement of interest to the nominating committee, Judge Eyler, David LaRoche, and Anne Benaroya, before April 25, 2014



This Section revived its equine law subcommittee (chaired by past Section Chair Jan I. Berlage) and executed a Memorandum of Understanding with the newly founded Mid-Atlantic Lyceum, to support each other with respect to the Mid-Atlantic Journal on Law and Public Policy, a division of the Lyceum. It continued to comment on proposed legislation in the Maryland General Assembly and, in April, hosted the Fourth Annual Animal Law Symposium at Westminster Hall in Baltimore. The Section also elected a law student from the University of Baltimore School of Law and from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law to its Section Council. It will present an educational program at the MSBA Annual Meeting.


The charge of the Committee is to build and establish an MSBA Animal Law Section that will provide a forum for the open exchange of ideas about legal issues that concern the treatment of all animals, the protections afforded to animals, and the rights and responsibilities of persons who have an interest in animals. The purpose of the Animal Law Section will be to facilitate the development of good legal practice in animal-related issues by providing educational programs and resources and by participating in the legislative process.


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