Greetings members and prospective members! My name is Ashley Baillargeon, and I am the Chair for the Animal Law Section of the Florida Bar for the 2023-2024 year. I am so excited to be working with the ALS and our members to promote the well-being and humane treatment of animals through legal education!
For the upcoming 2023-2024 year, we are planning cat and dog CLEs all over the state. We have a great Horse CLE in the works! We have great sanctuary trips scheduled for an opportunity to give back and volunteer, while also spending time with animals! We are scheduling Yappy Hour events all over the state. We are planning a Fall Webinar CLE collaboration project with the Local Government Section! We are doing webinars and outreach with our Florida law school student animal law chapters. We have published our first Animal Law Treatise that is available to animal law section members. We have grown our social media, and we are now on LinkedIn and Threads.
Thank you to all of our members, chairs, co-chairs, and past chairs who make this section so amazing and who keep it going. This is truly a team effort, and we could not do it without all of the amazing people involved.
You need not to be an attorney, or be an animal law attorney to join the Animal Law Section. In fact, you are not even required to be a member of The Florida Bar! The only qualification to join, is that you care about the welfare of animals. So please feel free to invite anyone you know who might be interested in joining our section. We would love to have them!
Animal Law Section Chair 2023-2024