Animal Law Committee


The Committee on Animal Law is a resource for Colorado Bar Association members and the public regarding the intersection of animals, people and the law.

Specifically, the Committee will:

  • Serve as a forum for members of the legal profession to share information, resources and experiences related to the practice of animal law
  •  Monitor and provide comments on relevant legislation and rulemaking pursuant to the Colorado Bar Association’s policies and practices;
  • Offer continuing legal education programs on animal law; and
  • Promote open dialogue among groups and individuals and serve as an informational resource on animal law.

Animal Law Discussion List

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Discussion List Guidelines

The Committee on Animal Law Discussion List is a benefit for CBA Animal Committee members. To participate in the discussion list, please read the discussion list rules and guidelines and then subscribe at the link to the right of the page.

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The Rules

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Discussion List Etiquette

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The Legal Stuff

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