Mounting evidence supports the conclusion that animal cruelty is an indicator of domestic violence and possible child abuse/neglect. This program will enable practitioners to bolster legal strategies by identifying relevant state laws, comply with applicable cross-reporting requirements, and gain an understanding of the available programs and research that can improve client counseling. Family law practitioners representing children, parents, and domestic abuse victims or criminal defendants will benefit from this timely and informative program.
I. Comprehend the link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence
II. Explore the state laws that recognize this link
III. Recognize ethical implications in the client-lawyer relationship
IV. Identify and report animal cruelty, abuse and neglect
V. Utilize animal cruelty assessments in child abuse and domestic violence evaluations
VI. File orders of protection for family pets
VII. Grasp legal tools/resources to assist abuse/neglect victims and remediate defendants
Still that problem with ending on time. However, this webinar was exceptionally content-rich and well presented. Best Lawline class I've seen so far.
An excellent presentation made by lawyers that are definitely passionate about what they do for animals even though they have other legal jobs
One of my favorites
Lawline is consistently superior to Westlaw CLE--in topics and in specificity in presentations
I have handled domestic violence cases for 40 years now, and yet this course allowed me to see all those cases, and evolving state and federal law, in a new context. Very helpful!
An important topic.
Great and compelling program
The panel was thorough in covering the importance and link between animal abuse and domestic abuse- the duty to further investigate.
This was really great. You should offer more animal law courses .
as an animal lover and advocate, this was informative and well done!
Interesting topic with disturbing case examples.
Great and important program!
I really enjoyed the fact that the 4 of them each brought a different aspect to the topic which provided for a well-rounded presentation, as opposed to a myopic view. I hope these 4 continue to create presentations. Wish I had the guts to create a progr
Anyone that owns an animal, lawyer or not, ... great class
Highly recommended for both lawyers and for law enforcement personnel. Very professional. Legal, psychological and ethical considerations made this course very worthwhile. Thank you.
this subject is so important and will gain in importance over time as human conscience heightens. where animals are harmed, children also may be harmed.
This course really made me think of animal abuse in a whole new light and will help w/ family cases
This was a really unique, interesting and important topic that many of us know little about. I thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn about this topic.
Very informative and interesting.
Great group effort.
My wife is a published domestic violence researcher with a particular emphasis on protection orders. The observations and recommendations in this presentation were right on point.
Interesting use of research.
Cool course. Very helpful.
Best and most thoroughly researched and well organized presentation
very well done
Excellent information and good practice tips on how to use animal cruelty in the Family Court setting.
Good survey of many issues.