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Recent Developments and Upcoming Events

The Annual Meeting of Section Membership was held on Oct. 20 at the State Bar Center. Members of the Section were treated to a live raptor viewing and presentation by Hawks Aloft, Inc.


Recently Julie McIntyre, pollinator coordinator for the Southwest Region 2 of U.S. Fish and Wildlife, discussed the importance of pollinators, along with federal, state and tribal protections for pollinators at the State Bar Center. Click here to view McIntyre's PowerPoint presentation.
The general purpose of the Animal Law Section shall be the promotion of the objectives of the State Bar of New Mexico within the field of Animal Law. To that end, the purposes of this Section shall be:

A. To provide a forum for members of the profession to consider and discuss the legal issues that concern the treatment of all animals, the protections afforded to animals, and the rights and responsibilities of persons who have an interest in animals as well as the legal issues involved in human beings’ relationship and coexistence with animals;
B. To recognize the interrelationship among various components of Animal Law, including torts, contracts, criminal, administrative, regulatory, municipal, trusts and estates, property and constitutional, and how they are used to create a just world for all;
C. To provide an organizational recognition of the importance of Animal Law to the State and its legal profession.

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