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Illinois and Chicago Animal Law Policies
Date: 04/06/2017
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: Animal Law
Experience Level: Intermediate
MCLE Credit: 2.75 IL MCLE Credit
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Understanding Claims and Defenses Regarding Dog Bite Liability in Illinois, and Steps to Make Chicago a No-Kill Animal Shelter City

Speakers and topics:

This presentation will cover both statutory and common law liabilities and defenses regarding animal bites, most commonly associated with dog bites.
Jeffrey M. Reed, Meyers & Flowers, LLC

This panel will focus on steps taken and policies utilized by other cities and municipalities to make said cities and municipalities a "no-kill animal shelter" community. This presentation will offer advice as to how to draft policies tailored to Chicago specifically.
Ledy VanKavage, Senior Legislative Attorney, Best Friends Animal Society
Larry Tucker, Animal Advisory Commissioner, City of Austin, TX
Tina Wallace, Barriers Against Repeated Cruelty
Suzy Thomas, Realtors to the Rescue

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