Animal Law

Nonhuman Rights Project Seeking a Full-time Senior Staff Attorney

The Nonhuman Rights Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is seeking a full-time Senior Staff Attorney with the following skills, to begin immediately: 
  • You want to make history.
  • You want nonhuman animals to have legal rights both in the United States and abroad.
  • You have at least 12 years of litigation experience, including substantial first-chair trial experience and appellate work.
  • You have extensive experience in civil rights, human rights, and/or animal protection.
  • You have excellent writing skills. Published law review articles and/or books are a plus, but not necessary.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • You work well remotely on long-term complex legal projects.
  • You have experience managing staff and volunteers, especially on legal projects (this is a plus, but not necessary).
  • You are admitted to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction.
This position requires a deep commitment to gaining personhood and legal rights for nonhuman animals and willingness to spend the time learning how to accomplish it. This is a remote position requiring some travel. To apply, please send a letter of interest explaining why you want to work with the NhRP, along with a CV, both combined into a single PDF, to, putting your name in the subject line. 
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Fourth Annual International Animal Law Summit

The fourth annual International Animal Law Summit will take place Oct. 25 - 26 in Atlanta. This summit provides for a true collaborative, cross-jurisdictional, up-to-date animal law educational experience. The summit is open to anyone interested in learning about the latest topics involving animals. Registration is $275.00 for attendees, with a special price is offered to law students (must have a verifiable .edu email). You can find out more information and register on the summit’s website.
When: Oct. 25 - 26, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., EST
Where: State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
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ABA Humane Education Project Training

A free training will be provided with teaching tools and guidance to implement four humane education lesson plans for upper elementary students. This program places special emphasis on issues related to companion, farmed and wild animals, such as puppy mills, dog fighting, overpopulation, factory farms, and habitat destruction. The workshop is open to attorneys, law students, paralegals and members of bar associations. Educators and concerned citizens are also welcome.

The Humane Education Project is a joint public service project of Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), a non-profit public charity, and the Animal Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (ABA-TIPS). The primary objective of the Humane Education Project is to cultivate compassion and empathy in young people toward animals and foster respect for the environment. Here's the key info:

When: Sunday, April 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., CST

Where: Berry Hill Community Center, 404 East Iris Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

You can register for this event here.

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