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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 Fourth Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at
The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available.

Upcoming Meetings & Material

Next Meeting: Agenda | Material

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.

Other Upcoming Events

Section Membership

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

Membership dues are as follows:

2020 Standard Membership Dues – $30
Attorneys Admitted to ISB Less Than 3 Years – $15
Law Students – $15

To view the section’s by-laws, select: Animal Law Section By-Laws.

Section Sponsored CLE Courses On – Demand

The following courses that were sponsored by the Animal Law Section. They are available to watch on-demand (self-study) with 24/7 availability so you can easily view programs whenever and wherever it is convenient. Click on the course title to see the description of the course and the cost.

Past Meetings

August 25, 2020
Agenda | Materials | Materials
June 23, 2020
Agenda | Materials
April 28, 2020
Agenda | Materials
February 11, 2020
December 12, 2019
Agenda | Materials
October 8th, 2019 – Agenda \ Materials
August 13, 2019 – Agenda | Materials
April 9, 2019 – Agenda | Materials
February 12, 2019 – Agenda
April 10, 2018 – Agenda
February 13, 2018 – Agenda
December 12, 2017 – Agenda
October 10, 2017 – Agenda | Materials | PowerPoint
August 8, 2017 – Agenda | Materials
June 13, 2017 – Agenda
April 11, 2017 – Agenda
February 14, 2017 – Agenda
November 8, 2016 – Moved to December 13, 2016 – Agenda / Materials
September 13, 2016 – Agenda / Materials
July 12, 2016 – Agenda
May 10, 2016 – Agenda / Materials
March 8, 2016 – Postponed to March 9, 2016 – Agenda / Materials

Past CLE Materials

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


Jane McElligott

Vice Chairperson

Ashley R. Marelius


Margurit R. Cleverdon

At Large Council Members

Sunrise A. Ayers

Adam Karp

Tyler Lobdell

Past Chairperson

Ashley R. Marelius


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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