The 2018 Animal Law Institute will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:30 am at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin. The schedule below will be updated as more information becomes available.
|8:30-9:30 am||Texas Animal Cruelty Laws 101||Jessica Milligan, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Animal Cruelty Unit, Harris County District Attorneys’ Office|
|9:30-10:30 am||The Intersection of Domestic Violence & Animal Abuse||Staff Attorney, Texas Advocacy Project|
|10:45-11:45 am||Understanding Animal Hoarding||Jamey Cantrell, Animal Services Director, City of Plano
President, TACA, Texas Animal Control Association
|11:45 am-12 pm||Break|
|12-1 pm||Lunch-time Keynote: Passing Animal Bills at the Capitol||The Honorable Joe Moody, State Representative District 78|
|1-2 pm||Blood Sports||Art Munoz, Special Investigator, Dallas County Animal Cruelty Prosecution Unit, Chief Investigator, Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit, SPCA of Texas, Inc.|
|2-3 pm||Preparing and Prosecuting Animal Cruelty Cases||David Alex, Esq., Tarrant County District Attorneys’ Office
Felicia Kerney, Esq., Dallas County District Attorneys’ Office
|3:15-4:15 pm||Ag Gag Laws||Mark Walters. Esq., Jackson Walker
Kelley Dwyer. Esq., The Dwyer Law Firm
|4:15-5:15 pm||Pets and the State of Disaster Response in Texas||TBD|
The 2018 Institute is in the process of being reviewed for 8.0 hours of MCLE credit. We will update this page with information about MCLE credit as it becomes available.