CLE | For the Dogs (and all animals): An Update on VALAC’s Animal Advocacy Initiatives & Training

Friday, June 15, 2018 | TIME: Noon to 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.) | LOCATION: CNY Philanthropy Center, Second Floor Ballroom, 431 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY  13202| MCLE: 2.0 (1.0 Skills, 1.0 Professional Practice) COST: $40 for any lawyer not able to commit to becoming a VALAC volunteer | Are you a lawyer able to become a VALAC? Then this CLE is FREE to you and to the following persons: Lifetime/Agency/Student/Non-Lawyers/Out-of-Towners | Financial waiver information is availabel here. | Under NYS rules this CLE has been APPROVED for Experienced and Newly Admitted Attorneys. | LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!

Become part of one of OCBA’s most popular and far-reaching sections when you learn how to advocate in court on behalf of neglected and abused animals.

Volunteer Advocate Lawyer for Animal Abuse Court members collaborate with a variety of community partners to bring peace to the lives of dogs and cats (and other animals too!) who’ve been mishandled, or worse, by negligent and abusive owners.

By coordinating with City of Syracuse law enforcement, the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office and Sherrif’s Department, and with veterinarians and area animal advocacy groups, VALAC works to assist, foster, and hasten adoption for animals once restorative aid has been implemented.

Presenters include:

  • Hon. Rory McMahon, Syracuse City Court Judge
  • Sheriff Eugene J. Conway, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office
  • Anthony J. Johnston, Esq., Assistant District Attorney, Onondaga County
  • Nicholas J. DeMartino, Esq., VALAC Program Director
  • Police Officer Rebecca Thompson, Syracuse City Police Department
  • Jason Driscoll, City of Syracuse Animal Control
  • Marcie Marshall, Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York

Are you a lawyer who’s NOT able to volunteer? No problem you can still register for this CLE and pay $40. FREE to lawyers able to become a VALAC (and to any non-lawyer who wishes to attend).

Look at this happy face! This is Molly. One of VALAC’s first cases. Molly was extremely malnourished and reluctant to believe she could trust humans when she was rescued.

With the help of a VALAC attorney Molly was untethered from her negligent owner, began to heal thanks to veterinary care, and was adopted into a family who welcomed her.

You want to be a part of this.


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