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Animal Law Symposium at Albany Law School or Vegetarian Dinner at Phoenicians Restaurant

From: SaganGathering
Sent on: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 4:12 AM
--- On Mon, 4/12/10, Dawn <[address removed]> wrote:

>This is the same evening as the Animal Law Symposium at Albany Law School.

Oh dear.  Maybe the dinner can be moved to 8:45 then?

AR-NYS: Earth Day: Animal Law Symposia 2010 (Albany, April 21)
Sagan Gathering sagangathering at
Thu Apr 8 15:54:33 CDT 2010


  The NY Capital Region will hold its first Animal Law Symposium on April 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm at the Albany Law School, hosted by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and facilitated by the Social Justice & Advocacy for Animals & Nature Center, and the Law Office of Cia Bruno.

Open to the General Public Gratuitously
For Everyone's Security - Strictly Enforced
RSVP Below The Google Map
And Email Name & # of persons Attending
Advise if accommodation is required
cbruno at

Animal Law: Why It Matters

5:30 pm    Security & Registration Confirmations (Albany Law Students present school I.D.) Others: picture government I.D.

6:00    Introduction: Legal Advocates Responding to Social Mores Manifested by Increasing Infrastructures Pertaining to Non-Human Animals
Rachel Mamis, J.D.Candidate & Cia Bruno, Esq.

Symposium I: The Intrinsic Value of Other Animal Species & Their Contributions to Our Society

In Our Courts: ( video)
The ABA made a credible presentation about the need for a reasonable accommodation through the assistance of a service animal or an emotional support animal including the use of docu-dramas; factors that should be considered in determining whether an emotional support animal is needed, including concerns that the presence of an animal in the courtroom will evoke sympathy or fear of the animal; the use of service dogs in courtrooms as partners to aid elderly witnesses or traumatized juvenile witnesses in their testimony; and what are reasonable accommodations for the service animal.

In Our Schools: (enhancing the learning environment) Ralph Holzhauer  Ele. Teacher author: Fur Under the Desk -- Rowdy Holzhauer Retained by Plattsburgh, NY District Attorney

Companion Youth Rehab Specialists: (dogs, birds horses, llamas, rabbits, wild-life): The Synergism of Rehabilitation between the Species, Chimney Green, Brewster, NY Residential Treatment Facility, Michael E. Kaufmann, Farm and Wildlife Director.

Rehabilitation/Geria­tric/Hospice Assisting the Vulnerable- Damien Center Perry, Junjulas Executive Director & Diane Metz, Coordinator of PAWS at Center) Making Rounds with Oscar the Cat Clip

Symposium II:  Family Relations Substantive Due Process:
Privacy & Right of Association

6:40 pm    Intrinsic Values of Non-humans Contributes to Strong Bonds between the Two Species 

         Social Work  Animal Human Bond Advocacy before the Veterinarian Discourse, Guardians, Bereavement Support Laurie Sine, Esq., MSW held: Counselor at The Animal Medical Center, NYC

Family Provisions: Non-Human Custody Visitation Orders, Orders of Protection &  Trusts for Non-Human Family Members, Gina Calogero, Esq.
Housing Discrimination & Homelessness "pets of the homeless are the best adjusted"- National Geographic Ceasar Millan

7:10 pm    Brief Intermission

Symposium III: Social Justice Ethos

7:15 pm    The Challenges of Cruelty Cases
David Dean, investigator from Schenectady SPCA; and
Dr. Ward Stone NYS DEC Pathologist-non-huma­n crime victim forensics perspective
WMAC: In Our Back Yard,  Weekly show-Wildlife Envt���l issues.

Coalition Building for Social Justice
Week for NY Animals , Susan McCauley
      An organizer's perspective    
Corporate Counsels Representing the Interests of the Collective Social Justice Conscience  Russ Mead, Farm Sanctuary Counsel PPT Presentation and;
One on One with John T. Maher, Esq. Best Friends Corp Counsel
Leadership in Farm Animal Advocacy:
Jenny Brown, Television Producer until 2002, resulted in founding the Woodstock Sanctuary.

Carving Out Animal Advocacy: The Challenges & Rewards in Media Reporting, Steve Caporizzo, meteorologist and Pets Connection media founder

Legislators Responding to Social Justice Ethos, Jim Tedisco, NYS Assemblyman 
8:15 Awards & Concluding Remarks

8:30 Reception: Spirits & Bites, Book Signing & Exhibits


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