Soliciting Bar Member Response to Proposed Animal Law Committee

11/08/2017 - After reviewing a Rhode Island Bar Association member request, the Bar’s Executive Committee is interested in learning of any Bar members interested in joining, and regularly attending meetings for, a proposed Animal Law Committee. This Committee would seek the participation of all interested members of the Bar, including plaintiff and defense counsel, from both the public and private sectors, in order to benefit such members by providing a collegial forum for members of the legal community to exchange ideas and information of mutual concern, to make recommendations on practices and procedures relating to animal law, to work toward the improvement of this area of law, and to keep the bar informed of developments in these practice areas. At least thirty members must volunteer to serve on the committee which would be formed on an ad hoc basis for at least two years to determine if interest is sustainable. A Chairperson will be then be appointed by the President. If the Committee is active for two years, the House of Delegates will consider establishing a standing committee consistent with the Bar’s bylaws. Bar members interested in joining the proposed Animal Law Committee are asked to contact Rhode Island Bar Association Member Services Coordinator Erin Bracken by email: ebracken@ribar.com no later than November 30th, 2017.