Animal Law Section

The Animal Law Section of the Idaho State Bar promotes the education, training and networking of animal law practitioners. The section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available.

Council Members | Section Membership |Meetings & Events | Meeting Minutes
Section Newsletters |Past CLE Materials | Disclaimer

Council Members


Heather Anne Cunningham
Davison, Copple, Copple & Copple, LLP
PO Box 1583
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 342-3658
Fax:  (208) 386-9425

Vice Chairperson

Adam Phillip Karp
Animal Law Offices of Adam P. Karp
114 W. Magnolia Street, #425
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (888) 430-0001
Fax: (866) 652-3832


Sunrise Adele Ayers
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
310 N. 5th Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 345-0106
Fax: (208) 342-2561

At Large Council Members

Nance Ceccarelli
County of Nez Perce
1031 Showalter Road
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 799-3186

Frederick William Freeman
Neal Colborn Law
2309 N. Mountain View Drive, Ste. 160
Boise, ID 83706
Phone: (208) 343-5931
Fax: (208) 343-5807

Wade Franklin Hyder
Twin Falls County Public Defender's Office
PO Box 126
Twin Falls, ID 83301-0126
Phone: (208) 734-1155

Linda Louise Blackwelder Pall
Attorney at Law
304 E. A Street
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 882-7255
Fax: (208) 882-9115

Section Membership

If you are interested in joining the Animal Law Section, complete the Section Registration Form .PDF and return with payment to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701. Membership dues are as follows:

2014 Standard Membership Dues:  $25
Attorneys Admitted to ISB Less Than 3 Years: $10
Law Students: $10

To view the section's by-laws, select: Animal Law Section By-Laws PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

Meetings & Events


The Animal Law Section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available. Dates for upcoming meetings are listed below.

May 12, 2014
July 14, 2014
September 8, 2014
November 10, 2014

To participate in the next scheduled meeting, you may RSVP at least 24-hours in advance, via email to Dayna Ferrero - please specify if you will be attending in person or via telephone conference. A meeting agenda and/or any additional materials (if available) will be provided to all participants via email prior to the meeting and posted online for reference. NOTE: Section meeting dates/location are subject to change.


WSBA Animal Law Section Member Appreciation Party & CLE: Litigating for Lolita
Monday, April 21, 2014
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (PDT)
Central Cinema, 1411-21st Ave - Seattle
1.0 CLE Credit
Free to members*
Thanks in part to a generous donation by Breakwater Investment (owned and managed by section member Jay Turley), Litigating for Lolita will take place at the Central Cinema where Blackfish will be shown, followed by a guest speaker, Jenni James, the lead ALDF attorney working on behalf of Lolita. Central Cinema will also be catering the event with excellent vegan fare – again, free to all members. *If you are not a member, you may join for $25. All are welcome – lawyers and non-lawyers.

Meeting Minutes PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

January 13, 2014
December 9, 2013
November 18, 2013
August 12, 2013
June 10, 2013
April 8, 2013
March 11, 2013
February 11, 2013
January 14, 2013
November 30, 2012 (Organizational Meeting)

Section Newsletters PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

Animal Law Section - Spring 2013 Newsletter

Past CLE Materials PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

November 18, 2013
Linda Pall - Review of U.S. v. Park

August 12, 2013
Matt Hands - Pets Best Insurance

June 10, 2013
Dr. Scott Leibsle DVM, DABVP - Animal Care Investigations

April 8, 2013
Adam P. Karp - Animals and the Law of 1983

March 11, 2013
Idaho Brand Board's Role in Animal ID Health & Care

February 11, 2013
Adam P. Karp - Getting Emotional: An Exploration of National Caselaw Trends in Pursuit of Non-Economic Damages in Animal Injury & Death Cases


The Animal Law Section of the Idaho State Bar presents information on this web site as a service to our members and others who provide legal services to or are interested in the field of animal law. Our goal is to provide information, education and networking in this complex area of the law.

While we strive to be accurate and timely, and therefore hope to be a valuable resource to users of this site, nothing contained herein should be construed as legal advice and we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or the other sites to which we link.

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