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November 2, 2015 from 3-4pm eastern
Release the hounds: Using pre-conviction forfeiture to save seized animals from re-victimization
Presented by Lora Dunn (Animal Legal Defense Fund)

Seized animals can languish for months or even years while a cruelty trial is pending, taking a toll on their well-being and jeopardizing their chances of future adoption. What’s more, the financial burden of caring for these victim animals can put an incredible strain on the caregiving agency, sometimes draining its resources to the breaking point. To this end, pre-conviction forfeiture is an essential tool in animal cruelty cases for prosecutors, caregivers, and victim animals alike. This webinar will examine a host of issues that arise in pre-conviction forfeiture practice: animals as “live" evidence, Constitutional challenges to the forfeiture process, strengthening existing forfeiture laws in your state, lien foreclosure v. forfeiture, and more. This webinar will benefit prosecutors, law enforcement, animal control, veterinarians and shelter workers.
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Continuing Legal Education Credits
The Virginia State Bar has certified these webinars for 1 CLE credit. After the live webinar, you may request a Uniform Certificate of Attendance from NDAA to be submitted to your state bar for continuing legal education credits. You must be on the webinar for the full hour and must have your browser open to only the webinar (you cannot have any other screen open, including a screen to take notes) otherwise we cannot verify your participation. Upon request, NDAA will verify your participation and send you the appropriate forms. Please email NCPAA for this document.

Other webinars from our partners at ASPCA
Check out two free anti-cruelty online courses on Combating Dogfighting and Investigating Animal Abuse for Law Enforcement offered by our partner at ASPCA.


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