Presentations

1. Animal Cruelty Laws & Crime Scene Investigation, Animal Sanctuary 101, Pasado’s Safe Haven, Sultan, WA, September 2001

2. Fighting for the Rights of Animals in the Legal Arena, Compassion Conference 2002: Advocating for Animals & the Environment, Seattle, PAWS, NARN, HSUS, PETA, April 13, 2002

3. “How Much is that Puppy in the Window?: Valuation of Companion Animals”, Dog Days of June, Animal Law CLE, Pierce County Bar Association, Tacoma, June 22, 2002

4. “Protecting Washington’s Pets”,  Progressive Animal Welfare Society, Seattle, July 20, 2002

5. Bird Law (Landlord-Tenant, Warranty, Viciousness, Lost & Found), Northwest Exotic Bird Society, Seattle, WA, September 18, 2002

6. Issues of Enforcement in Animal Law, “The Role of Bar Committees in Enforcing Animal Laws: Organizing Attorneys”, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund 10th Annual Animal Law Conference, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, October 25, 2002

7. Liability and Damages Overview, German Shepherd Dog Club of Washington State, February 6, 2003

8. “How Much is that Injured or Deceased Puppy in the Window?”, Washington State Bar Association, Animal Law Section, All-Day Super CLE, May 7, 2003

9. “The Implications of Factory Farming on Environmental Law and Animal Law”, Seattle University School of Law Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, April 15, 2003

10. “Dog Bite Dog; Dog Bite Human”, Family Dog Training Center, WSBA Animal Law Section, August 1, 2003

11. Criminal Liability Pertaining to Poor Dog Guardianship, 10th Annual Association of Professional Dog Trainers,Orlando, Florida, September 12, 2003

12. Civil Liability Pertaining to Poor Dog Behavior, 10th Annual Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Orlando, Florida, September 14, 2003

13. Puppy Mills, Companion Geese, and Other Animal Oddities, Washington Women Lawyer’s Capitol Chapter, November Membership Meeting, Olympia, WA, November 13, 2003

14. Service Animal Access and Valuation, Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, November 22, 2003

15. Vegan Ethics, Emerald Education: The Ethics of Aspiration, Seattle, WA, December 12, 2003

16. Animal Law 101, Vanderbilt University School of Law, February 9, 2004, Nashville, TN

17. 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Litigation/Police and Animal Control – Plaintiff’s Perspective, 2nd Annual Animal Law Conference, WSBA Animal Law Section, March 12, 2004

18. Animal Law and Ethics, 2nd Annual Animal Law Conference, WSBA Animal Law Section, March 12, 2004

19. Quarantining Sharks: Liability and Legal Update, National Animal Control Association, 2004 Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, May 18, 2004

20. Animal Law Workshop (Police Shooting Dogs; Issues with Animal Control; Valuation), Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Tacoma, WA, June 26, 2004

21. Animal Law Ethics & Police Shooting Dogs, Second Annual Animal Law Conference, Washington State Bar Association, Animal Law Section, All-Day Super CLE, Seattle, WA, March 2004

22. Discussing Noneconomic Damages, ALDF and Yale Law School: The Future of Animal Law, New Haven, CT, November 5-7, 2004

23. Implied Causes of Action and Civil Animal Cruelty, Meeting Standards of Care, WSBA-CLE and WSBA Animal Law Section, Spokane, WA, January 21, 2005

24. Custody Disputes, 5th Annual Animal Law Institute, State Bar of Texas Animal Law Section, Austin, TX, April 8, 2005

25. Developing Strands in Charlotte’s Web – the 2004-05 Animal Law Caselaw Update, 3rd Annual Animal Law Conference, WSBA Animal Law Section, Seattle, WA, April 14, 2005

26. DWI—Doggies Without Insurance: The Law’s Curious Treatment of Uninsured Nonhuman Animals, ABA TIPS Animal Law Committee Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 7, 2005

27. The Law’s Curious Treatment of Nonhuman Animals, Vermont Law School, February 20, 2006

28. Section Service, WSBA Leadership Institute, February 25, 2006, Seattle, Washington

29. Introduction to Animal Law, UW Young Alumni Association, Seattle, Washington, March 22, 2006

30. Animal Law, NALS of Washington, Spokane, Washington, April 8, 2006

31. Developing Strands in Charlotte’s Web, the 2005-2006 Caselaw Update, 4th Annual Animal Law Section CLE, Seattle, WA, April 21, 2006

32. Tort Law is Raining Cats and Dogs!, Hot Topics in Tort, WSTLA, Seattle, Washington, October 4, 2006

33. Defensive and Precedential Animal Lawyering & Animal Lawyering Panel, 14th Annual Animal Law Conference, National Center for Animal Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, October 13-15, 2006

34. What’s New in Litigation and Legislation? New Tools for Animal Law Development; Making Gains through All Three Branches of Government, The Future of Animal Law, ALDF and Harvard Law School, April 1, 2007

35. Developing Strands in Charlotte’s Web, the 2006-2007 Caselaw Update, 5th Annual Animal Law Section CLE, WSBA-CLE, March 9, 2007

36. The Rules of Animal Evidence, 5th Annual Animal Law Section CLE,WSBA-CLE, Seattle, WA, March 9, 2007

37. When the Courtroom Meets the Operating Room – A Potpourri of Legal Considerations for Modern Veterinary Practice, Bellingham Animal Emergency Center, Bellingham, WA, April 15, 2007

38. What is the Intrinsic Value of an Animal in the Courtroom?, Animals and the Law, Georgia State Bar Association, Atlanta, GA, May 17, 2007

39. Damages in the Menu Foods Litigation and Other Civil Actions for Wrongful Animal Injury and Death, New Mexico State Bar Association, Animal Law 2007: Tort Claims, Class Action, Regulation, and Civil Rights, June 22, 2007

40. Shipwrecks, Strays, and Runaway Slaves – The Animal Rescuer’s Lien, State Bar of Texas Animal Law Section, 2007 Animal Law Institute, Austin, TX, June 8, 2007

41. Every Dog Should Have His Day – Doggie Due Process and Other Constitutional Challenges, State Bar of Texas Animal Law Section, 2007 Animal Law Institute, Austin, TX, June 8, 2007

42. Caselaw Update, Legal Aspects of the Pet Food Recall and Veterinary Malpractice, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Pet Law Program in the Park (4th Annual), June 23, 2007

43. Veterinary Malpractice & Dogfighting in Bankruptcy, Animal Law Symposium, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA, Nov. 28, 2007

44. Animal Law Overview, Washington Court Reporters Association Spring Seminar, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA, April 19, 2008

45. Developing Strands in Charlotte’s Web, the 2007-2008 Caselaw Update, 6th Annual Animal Law Section CLE, WSBA-CLE, Seattle, WA, April 24, 2008

46. Indebted to Animals: When Nonhumans File for, and Fend Off, Bankruptcy, 6th Annual Animal Law Section CLE, WSBA-CLE, Seattle, WA, April 24, 2008

47. Using Your Law Degree to Help Grassroots Organizations and Activists, Animal Law: Working with the Grassroots, University of Washington School of Law, Washington Law School Foundation, Seattle, WA, May 16, 2008

48. Damages in Animal Cases, Voices for the Voiceless: The Basics of Animal Law, New Mexico State Bar Association, Albuquerque, NM, Oct. 16, 2008

49. Questions & Answers Regarding Current Washington Animal Cruelty Law, Animal Law: Animal Cruelty: Why Shields and Not Swords?, University of Washington School of Law, Washington Law School Foundation and CLE Department, Seattle, WA, Feb. 27, 2009

50. National Judicial Animal Law Update, 7th Annual Animal Law Section CLE, WSBA-CLE, Seattle, WA, Apr. 17, 2009

51. Speaking of Animals: Using Expert Witnesses as Spokespersons for Animal Victims and Perpetrators, 7th Annual Animal Law Section CLE, WSBA-CLE, Seattle, WA, Apr. 17, 2009

52. Learning from the Past & Forging Ahead into the Future, Overview of Animal Law, Louisiana State Bar Association and Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA, Apr. 24, 2009

53. Caselaw Update, Laws, What Vets Can and Cannot be Sued for and How to Avoid Litigation, Pet Law Workshop, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Tacoma, WA, Aug. 22, 2009

54. From Docile to “Dangerous”: Procedural and Substantive Challenges to Potentially Dangerous and Dangerous Dog Designations, The Dog Bite Institute, WSBA-CLE and Animal law Section, Seattle, WA, Sept. 23, 2009

55. “Risky Business”: Raising the Firefighter’s Rule in Dog Bite Injury and Death Cases, The Dog Bite Institute, WSBA-CLE and Animal law Section, Seattle, WA, Sept. 23, 2009

56. Litigating “Dog-Eat-Dog” Disputes, The Dog Bite Institute, WSBA-CLE and Animal Law Section, Seattle, WA, Sept. 23, 2009

57. Nondischargeable Dog Bites, The Dog Bite Institute, WSBA-CLE and Animal Law Section, Seattle, WA, Sept. 23, 2009

58. Dog Bite Ethics, The Dog Bite Institute, WSBA-CLE and Animal Law Section, Seattle, WA, Sept. 23, 2009

59. Worth Their Weight in Gold, or $25.83 a Kilogram: Damage Caps for Animals Traveling as Cargo, Baggage, and Carry-On on Domestic and International Flights, The 36th Annual Pacific Northwest Aviation Law & Insurance Seminar, KCBA and OSBA, Portland, OR, Sept. 27, 2009

60. On the Wrong Side of the Tracks: Locomotive Liability in Collisions with Animals, WSBA Animal Law Section Annual Meeting & CLE, Seattle, WA, Nov. 13, 2009

61. Where’s the (Kosher) Beef? Kosher Meat, Jewish Ethics & Ch. 16.50 RCW, Cardozo Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Seattle, WA, Dec. 1, 2009

62. Orientation to Animal Law, National Business Institute (“NBI”), National Teleconference, Jan. 28, 2010

63. Developing an Animal Law Practice & Veterinary Malpractice Litigation Approaches, State Bar of Michigan Animal Law Symposium, Lansing, MI, Mar. 5, 2010

64. Lex Bestia: A Bird’s Eye View of the Field of Animal Law, Gonzaga University
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Chapter, Gonzaga University School of Law,
Spokane, WA, Mar. 29, 2010

65. Dog Bites in Four-Dimensional Legal Space: Civil, Criminal, Regulatory, and Temporal, New Mexico State Bar Association, Animal Law: Legislation, Litigation, Ethics, and Professionalism, Albuquerque, NM, Apr. 22, 2010

66. Developing Strands in Charlotte’s Web, the 2009-2010 Caselaw Update, 8th Annual Animal Law Section CLE, WSBA-CLE, Seattle, WA, Jun. 17, 2010.

67. An Introduction to Animal Law (with focus on Bird Law), NWEBS, Woodland Park, Seattle, WA, Sept. 16, 2010

68. Monopolizing Veterinary Care, It’s Raining Cats & Dogs Conference, WSBA-CLE, Seattle, WA,
Nov. 16, 2010.

69. Animal Activism and the Law, UW School of Comparative History of Ideas, Law, and Dispute Resolution, Seattle, WA, Jan. 26, 2011.

70. Animal Law as a Practice – Opportunities and Challenges, Keynote Speaker, Barry University School of Law Animal Law Forum, Orlando, FL, Mar. 2, 2011.

71. Light and Dark: Shroud of Grief Shines Light on Public Utility Standard of Care, Ethics, Animals & the Law: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Standards of Care, UW Law School, Seattle, WA, Apr. 15, 2011.

72. Perfecting Preconviction Seizures in Animal Cruelty Raids or Proper Care and Feeding of Rescue Organizations, Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys District Court Training Program, Leavenworth, Wash., Jun. 2, 2011

73. The Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Adjudicating Feline-Landlord Disputes and Other Kitty Curiosities, Animal Law CLE 2011, New Mexico State Bar Association, Albuquerque, NM (Sept. 16, 2011).

74. Electrocuted Dogs and Energized Cows: Exploring the Public Utility’s Standard of Care to Animals, Animal Law CLE 2011, New Mexico State Bar Association, Albuquerque, NM (Sept. 16, 2011).

75. Shoot First, Ask Questions Later: Litigating Dogs Slain by Police, Animal Law CLE 2011, New Mexico State Bar Association, Albuquerque, NM (Sept. 16, 2011).

76. Developing Strands in Charlotte’s Web: The 2010-2011 Animal Caselaw Update, 9th Annual Animal Law Section CLE, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA (Nov. 7, 2011).

77. Adoption Contract Disputes, A Forever Home for Fido: Animal Custody Issues in Adoptions, Divorces, and Disasters, ABA-CLE (Jan. 18, 2012).

78. Orientation to Animal Law, National Business Institute (“NBI”), National Teleconference, Mar. 28,2012.

79. Animal Law Overview, Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Bellingham, WA, Apr. 15, 2012.

80. Contract Considerations for Shelters and Rescue Organizations, Animal Shelter & Rescue Law Symposium, ABA/TIPS, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 28, 2012.

81. When Push Comes to Shove & When Bark Comes to Bite: The Limits of Use of Force Against Animals & Animals as Force, Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans, LA, Dec. 14, 2012.

82. The Legal Anatomy of a Dog Bite, Best of CLE: Encore of Excellence, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA, Dec. 27, 2012.

83. Developing Strands in Charlotte’s Web: The 2011-2012 Animal Caselaw Update, 10th Annual Animal Law Section CLE, Washington State Bar Association, Seattle, WA (Jan. 29, 2013).

84. Getting Emotional: An Exploration of National Caselaw Trends in Pursuit of Noneconomic Damages in Animal Injury and Death Cases, Idaho State Bar Association Animal Law Practice Section Meeting CLE, Boise, ID (Feb. 11, 2013).

85. Animals and the Law of 1983, Idaho State Bar Association Animal Law Practice Section Meeting CLE, Boise, ID (Apr. 8, 2013).

86. Smith & Wesson on Torts: An Historical and Current Overview of Legal Issues Pertaining to the Discharging of Firearms at Nonhuman Animals, Conceptualizing Our Relationships with Animals, Univ. of Wash. Law SALDF, Seattle, WA (May 10, 2013).

87. Monkey in the Middle: What Every Idaho Lawyer Needs to Know About the Law Pertaining to Animals, Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, Couer d’Alene (Jul. 18, 2013).

88. The Law of Euthanasia, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Animal Law Seminar, Titlow Park, Tacoma (Jul. 27, 2013).

89. National Caselaw Update, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Animal Law Seminar, Titlow Park, Tacoma (Jul. 27, 2013).

90. When Death Will Not Part: Examination of Put-to-Sleep Will Provisions, Animal Issues in Tax, Estate Planning & Probate Law, ISB Animal Law & ISB Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Sections, Boise (Nov. 12, 2013).

91. Leaving the Estate “For the Animals,” Animal Issues in Tax, Estate Planning & Probate Law, ISB Animal Law & ISB Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Sections, Boise (Nov. 12, 2013).

92. What Every Idaho Lawyer Needs to Know About the Law Pertaining to Animals, Second District of Idaho Bar Association, Moscow (Jan. 15, 2014).

93. Developing Strands in Charlotte’s Web: 2012-2013 Animal Law Update, 11th Annual WSBA Animal Law Section CLE, Seattle (Jan. 31, 2014).

94. Panel Discussion, Seattle University SALDF and Future Prosecutors of America, Seattle (Apr. 9, 2014).

95. A Bird in the Hand: The Nine-Tenth Precept Applied to Animal Custody Disputes, When Animals Are Part of the Family, ISB Animal Law & ISB Family Law Sections, Boise (Apr. 10, 2014).

96. Hot Topics in Animal Law, Seattle Humane Society, PawPrints Dinner (Aug. 19, 2014).

97. Developing Strands in Charlotte’s Web: 2014-2015 Animal Law Update, 12th Annual Animal Law Conference, Seattle (2015).

98. Legal Issues Relevant to All Animal Control Officers, 2015 Colorado Animal Welfare Conference, Denver (2015).

99. Assumption of Risk: Evolution of Firefighter’s Rule, Bull in a China Shop: Animals in the Workplace, OSBA Animal Law Section CLE, Tigard (2016).

100. Vegetarian and Vegan Workplace Discrimination, Bull in a China Shop: Animals in the Workplace, OSBA Animal Law Section CLE, Tigard (2016).

101. Introduction to Animal Law: A Legal Safari, KCBA Solo/Small Firm Section Meeting (2016).

102. Washington Delegate Update, Animal Law Summit II, WSBA-CLE and Animal Law Section (Aug. 12, 2016).

103. Idaho Delegate Update, Animal Law Summit II, WSBA-CLE and Animal Law Section (Aug. 12, 2016).

104. Dangerous Dog Classifications, Shelter Law Symposium, ABA Animal Law Committee, Seattle (Oct. 5, 2016).

105. Animal Law: Everything You Need to Know About This Exciting Area of Law,  Animal Law, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Atlanta (Nov. 3, 2016).

106. Breed Discriminatory Litigation, Animals, Property, & the Law, ISBA Animal Law & Real Property Law Sections, Boise (Nov. 16, 2016).

107. Idaho’s At-Risk and Dangerous Dog Law, Animals, Property & the Law, ISBA Animal Law and Real Property Law Sections, Boise (Nov. 16, 2016).

108. Blinding Breed Discriminatory Legislation with Science, Mobilizing to End Breed-Specific Legislation, HSUS Animal Expo, Fort Lauderdale (May 9, 2017).