CLE:  Activist Defense


January 19, 2023 6:00 pm

 NYWBA’s Animal Law Committee presents a CLE Program:
 Activist Defense:
What Happens When Doing the Right Thing Can Land You in Jail?

This panel will focus on strategies for defending activists. It will identify various crimes with which activists can be charged and discuss recent cases, including charges brought against a sanctuary in upstate New York, and the “Smithfield Trial” in which two animal activists were acquitted of rescuing sick piglets from a factory farm in Utah.

Speakers: Chris Carraway, Director of the Animal Activist Legal Defense Project at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; and Mariann Sullivan, Adjunct Professor of Animal Law at Cornell Law School, host of the Animal Law podcast, and co-host of the Our Hen House podcast.

Moderator: Michael Dorf, Professor of Law at Cornell Law School

Date: January 19, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar- invitation to follow upon RSVP
CLE: 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice
Cost: Free – NYWBA and WBASNY Members**
$25 – Non-members, click here to process payment
RSVP: Before January 14, 2023 to:
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RSVP BEFORE January 14, 2023

*CLE Credits: 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice. The New York Women’s Bar Association is an accredited CLE provider. Approval of CLE credit is pending in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for the above-listed credit hours for experienced attorneys (those admitted to the New York Bar for more than 2 years) and as transitional credit hours for newly admitted attorneys. Please be advised that, in accordance with the New York State CLE Board Regulations and Guidance, while newly admitted attorneys are encouraged to participate in diversity programs, only experienced attorneys may earn credit in the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias category of CLE credit.

** Free to NYWBA and WBASNY members, as well as members of the public not seeking CLE credit. $25 for non-members. Full and partial scholarships based on financial need are available. For info on the guidelines and to apply, contact CLE Co-Chairs Amy B. Goldsmith or Stacey Better Phillips at or 212-216-1135. All requests are confidential.