Animal Shelter Litigation, October 25, 2011

03 Oct

animal shelter litigation flyer

The UCLA Animal Law Program is pleased to announce its next event: Animal Shelter Litigation, which will feature presentations by two prominent attorneys who have achieved significant victories in animal shelter litigation matters:

Sheldon Eisenberg

Sheldon Eisenberg

Mr. Eisenberg is a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in its commercial litigation department. He will be discussing his role in successfully suing the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control to reinstate a volunteer rescuer whose right to “pull” animals from County shelters was revoked due to her criticism of the Department.


Bruce Wagman

Bruce Wagman

Mr. Wagman is a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP in its litigation department. He will be discussing his victories in shelter litigation in the broader context of companion animal problems, such as hoarding and the use of gas chambers at animal shelters. Mr. Wagman will also discuss his role in successfully suing the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control for its failure to hold owner-surrendered animals for the legally mandated holding period.

Please join us for this event, which will be held on October 25, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the UCLA School of Law. There is no charge to attend the event, but it costs $11.00 to park at UCLA. Space is limited to individuals who have pre-registered due to the size of the room in which the event will be held. To submit a request to register for this event, please complete our online registration form at If you are an attorney attending the event and wish to receive MCLE credit, please indicate such in the form. Attorneys wishing to receive MCLE credit should arrive early so that we can process the necessary paperwork.

UPDATE: Individuals interested in reviewing the speakers’ handouts for the presentation may find the materials online at our site.

Registrants will be notified of the status of their requests within one week of the submission. For further details about this event, please contact the UCLA Animal Law Program at

Directions to the UCLA School of Law:
Take the 405 to the Sunset Boulevard exit.
Sunset Boulevard (east) to Hilgard Avenue, turn right.
Follow Hilgard Avenue to the Westholme Drive (second light) entrance to the campus.
Turn right on Westholme Drive.
The parking kiosk is immediately on the right.
Please tell the attendant that you are attending an event at the Law School, and you will be directed to the nearest available parking lot. The parking charge per vehicle is $11.00.

UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.


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4 responses to “Animal Shelter Litigation, October 25, 2011

  1. Katherine Blanc

    October 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you so VERY MUCH for offering this timely seminar! With the current state of our economy, America’s domestic pets are being destroyed at unprecedented rates, with many local public shelters euthanizing at a rate near 90%!

    Since many County-run shelters are killing for space, most animals receive little to no veterinary care, minimal adoption effort, and availability times of 3-4 days. Since local pleas with Animal Control agencies and County Supervisors have proven futile, we must force them (through litigation) to increase their public outreach programs and expand their physical shelter space to permit more time for rescue and adoptions.

    • steinerv

      October 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you, Katherine! We are so pleased you are interested in our program. We hope to see you at our October 25 event if you can make it–the link to register for the event is featured in the top post on our site. Have a terrific weekend and thank you for all you do for our furry friends!

      • Katherine Blanc

        October 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm

        I am sending several people who’ve been trying for years to reform two notorious rural inland County shelters with no success. They (and I) are grateful for this seminar!! Thanks again!


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