Upcoming Events


  • May 17: Executive Committee Meeting. 4:30–5 p.m. Conference call only: 605-475-2875; Access code: 475-5754

Previous Events

This record of past events is maintained for the convenience of members who may wish to apply for CLE credit.


  • Jan. 20: Annual Section Meeting, 2–4 p.m., SAFECO Plaza, 1001 Fourth Ave., Seattle, third-floor conference room. Call-in option: 213-493-0439 and use PIN 43468.
  • Feb. 21: Executive Committee Meeting, 3–4 p.m.


  • Aug. 12: Second Annual Animal Law Summit, CLE Credits: 8 Law and Legal Procedure CLE credits


  • Sept. 24: If Animal Labs and Mansions Had Glass Walls -- Don't Expand UW Primate Testing v. UW Regents. Approved for 1 general CLE credit for Washington attorneys.
  • July 24: "Animal Law Summit: Regional Issues, National Perspective" – Approved for 7.5 general CLE credits for Washington attorneys.
  • March 13: 12th Annual Animal Law Section Seminar – Approved for 7 general CLE credits for Washington attorneys.


  • April 21: "Litigating for Lolita" — Approved for 1 general CLE credit.
  • Jan. 31: "Hear Us Roar: How Animal Law Issues are Shaping Modern Legal Practice" – Approved for 6 general and 1 CLE ethics credit.


  • Jan. 29: "Wild Horses Shouldn't Keep You Away" – 10th Annual WSBA Animal Law Seminar."  Approved for 6.5 CLE general credits and 0.5 ethics credits.


  • Aug. 17: "Winning the Case Against Cruelty: A Talk by the Animal Legal Defense Fund's Pro Bono Coordinator Tom Linney." Approved for 0.5 general CLE credits.
  • June 8: "Animal Law Social and Wildlife Conservation Mini-CLE." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.


  • Nov. 7: "The Call of the Wild:" 9th Annual WSBA Animal Law Seminar. Approved for 5 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit. 
  • April 28: "Coming Home to Roost: Initiative 1130." Approved for 1 general CLE credit.


  • Nov. 16: CLE: "It's Raining Cats and Dogs: Feline and Canine Legal Issues for Transactionalists, Litigators, Veterinarians, and Animal Service Workers."
  • Oct. 8: "Whale Wars: Representing an Anti-Whaling Activist in Japanese Court." Approved for 1 general CLE credit.
  • June 17: "Animal Exploitation": 8th Annual Animal Law Institute. Approved for 6.25 CLE credits (5.5 general and 0.75 ethics).


  • Nov. 13Mini-CLE, "On the Wrong Side of the Tracks: Locomotive Liability in Collisions with Animals."
  • Sept. 23: "The Dog Bite Institute," approved for 8.25 CLE credits (7.5 general and .75 ethics).
  • June 26: Mini-CLE – "From Barnyard to Backyard: Species-based Distinctions in Animal Cruelty Laws." Approved for 2 general CLE credits.
  • May 15: "Animal Trials and Animal Testing." Approved for 2.0 general CLE credits.
  • April 17: The 7th Annual Animal Law Conference. Approved for 6.5 credits (6 general and 0.5 ethics).
  • Feb. 27: Free Animal Law Conference and CLE in Seattle — "Animal Cruelty: Why Shields and Not Swords." Approved for 5.5 general CLE credits. 

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