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.

8-8:30 am Registration
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
10:30-10:45 am Break
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
3-3:15 pm Break
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.