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Presented by the ISBA Animal Law Section

Dangerous dog laws, dogs at large, and breed bans have been hot topic issues in Illinois municipalities where highly publicized attacks, shootings, and related lawsuits have pitted dog owners against local governments. Arm yourself with the information you need to help your clients respond to dog complaints with this informative two-hour live webcast! Attorneys practicing municipal administrative law, constitutional law practitioners, local government counsel, and those interested in animal law who attend this intermediate-level seminar will gain a better understanding of:
  • The laws cited in response to dog complaints;
  • How the law typically gets involved and what legal issues can arise;
  • The enactment and development of local dog laws;
  • How dog laws are enforced and the constitutional issues that can arise;
  • How penalties range according to Ordinance;
  • Breed Ban issues, including cost, pros/cons, unfairness to non-violating citizens, and proving a "breed";
  • What happens when a police officer shoots a purportedly "dangerous" dog, including media attention, internal police investigations, civil lawsuits, and "new" training requirements;
  • How reckless owner laws can better combat recurrence of dangerous dogs; and
  • Much more!

Jane E. McBride, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Springfield
Anna E. Morrison-Ricordati, AMR Law Group LLC, Chicago

Jane E. McBride, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Springfield

Ledy VanKavage, Senior Legislative Attorney, Best Friends Animal Society, Maryville 
Amanda C. Antholt, Smith, Johnson, & Antholt, LLC, Chicago 

Program Information
Date Presented:
March 18, 2014 2:00 PM Central
2 hours
ISBA Member Price:
Non-Member Price:
City Dogs: Dog Complaints, Shootings, and Other Issues Arising in Urban Environments
Speaker Information
Amanda C. Antholt   [ view bio ]
Ledy VanKavage   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Illinois State Bar Association
Total General MCLE Hours: 2.00
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