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Who Let the Dogs Out? Litigating a Dangerous Dog Case - 20917

Faculty: Richard Rosenthal, Esq.

When you think of a CLE lecture on dog bite cases you probably assume it will be about how to represent a client who has been injured by a dog or how to represent a dog owner who’s dog caused an injury. However, this CLE course is about defending the dog itself! In this lecture, Lexus Project founder Richard Rosenthal, Esq. will introduce you to the world of defending dogs who are declared vicious. If you are a lover of dogs (or animals in general), this is one of those lectures that is both informative in that it will teach you about a legal world you may be unfamiliar with as well as heartwarming as you will hear stories about good dogs whose lives were spared.

Date: Online

Credits: 2

$75 $50

$75 $50

When you think of a CLE lecture on dog bite cases you probably assume it will be about how to represent a client who has been injured by a dog or how to represent a dog owner who’s dog caused an injury. However, this CLE course is about defending the dog itself! In this lecture, Lexus Project founder Richard Rosenthal, Esq. will introduce you to the world of defending dogs who are declared vicious. If you are a lover of dogs (or animals in general), this is one of those lectures that is both informative in that it will teach you about a legal world you may be unfamiliar with as well as heartwarming as you will hear stories about good dogs whose lives were spared.

NY Credits: 1.0 Ethics + 1.0 Professional Practice
NJ Credits: 1.0 Ethics + 1.0 General
CA Credits: 0.5 General, 1.0 Ethics
PA Credits: 0.5 General, 1.0 Ethics  (To obtain PA credit, you must send your PA bar registration number to info@marinolegal.com upon completion of the course)

Animals are routinely deprived of their homes, their liberty and even their lives. Yet, they are not guaranteed a lawyer to speak on their behalf. Since 2010 Richard Rosenthal, the founder and General Counsel for The Lexus Project – Legal Defense for Dogs, has provided that voice in New York and throughout the United States.

Richard Rosenthal is committed to representing the interest of these “at risk” pets, companion animals and shelter animals, the proverbial ‘underdogs’. Richard Rosenthal works within the legal system and educates others to work within the legal system in new and innovative ways to send society the message that animals are not just property to be disposed of but are sentient beings with inherent rights.

Fundamental among those rights is the right to counsel for every animal that faces loss of life or significant loss of liberty. Richard Rosenthal created and developed Pet Trust standing and has successfully used this to save animals from execution in 27 States.

There is a growing awareness of the rights of animals and a burgeoning recognition of animal law as a discipline. Richard Rosenthal is unique, however, in his willingness to provide representation for the multitude of seemingly mundane matters which those who share their lives with animals will routinely confront. While incrementally advancing the cause of animal rights with each such case, the impact for the individual animal involved is monumental. For the dog on death row, the cat whose guardian is facing eviction or the exotic bird who is provided for by a trust after his owner dies, Richard Rosenthal’s intervention often makes the difference between life and death.