ABOUT THE ANIMAL LAW SECTION
We're passionate about promoting the study and understanding of laws, regulations, and court decisions involving animals.
Interested in becoming a member? Want to learn more about the benefits of membership and how you can find ways to help animals?
MEET OUR CHAIR
Greetings, everyone! My name is Michelle Ballard and I am the Chair of the Animal Law Section for 2022-2023. I am excited to be working with the ALS and its members to promote the well-being and humane treatment of animals through legal education.
Over the past year, the ALS has hosted a number of CLE webinars on topics such as protecting and restoring Florida’s coral reefs and thoroughbred horse racing. We hosted virtual visits to the Wild Horse Rescue Center, the Center for the Great Apes, and Kindred Spirits Sanctuary. We collaborated with the Administrative Law Section on a “Yappy Hour,” which featured adoptable pups from the Leon County animal shelter. Finally, we welcomed back the nationally recognized Puppy Pit at The Florida Bar Annual Convention in Orlando. I hope that this upcoming year will bring further opportunities for education and get-togethers.
Chair, Animal Law Section