NYSBA Environmental Law Section Conference Call on CAFO Permitting

From the email:

The Environmental Law Section’s Agriculture and Rural Issues
Committee will host a conference call on Wednesday, February 3rd
from 2:00 – 3:00 pm to provide information and answer questions
about the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permit

This call is open to any Environmental Law Section member wishing
to participate.  Attorneys Scott Crisafulli at DEC and John
Rusnica at NYS Agriculture and Markets will present information on
the program and answer questions from call participants. Ruth
Moore, General Counsel, NYS Agriculture and Markets, and
Environmental Law Section Agriculture and Rural Issues Committee
Chair, will act as moderator.

If you would like to participate in the conference call, just send
an email by January 22nd to Sections@nysba.org and provide your
name and contact information. You will then be sent an invitation
with a call-in number and code for the call on February 3rd.

NYSBA “Hot Topics in Animal Law” CLE Program

David Cassuto

Looks good.  Full skinny here.  Find it on and at:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City
Bryant Suite, 2nd floor

More info from: Kim Hojohn, Staff Liaison, khojohn@nysba.org or 518/487-5593

NY State Bar Association Student Animal Law Writing Competition

I just received notice of this student writing competition sponsored by the New York State Bar Association (check out their Committee on Animals and the Law).  It’s notable both because it’s a great opportunity for law students and also because 10 years ago, a student writing competition on animal law sponsored by a bar association likely never would have happened.


The Special Committee on Animals and the Law of the New York
State Bar Association is very pleased to announce the Second
Annual Student Writing Competition. The deadline for submission
is June 15, 2009.
The Special Committee on Animals and the Law was established to
provide information resources for the New York State Bar
Association’s members and the public about non-human, animal
related humane issues, which arise from and have an effect upon
our legal system. This competition seeks to foster legal scholarship
among law students in the area of animals and the law. This
competition provides law students with an incentive and
opportunity to learn more about this area of law.
Law students (which include J.D., L.L.M., Ph.D., and S.J.D.
candidates) are invited to submit to the Special Committee on
Animals and the Law an article concerning any area of animal law.
All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of attorneys and other
professionals practicing or otherwise involved in animal law. The
winner will be chosen in accordance with the attached rules. The
first place winner will receive $1,000 and a certificate of
achievement. The second place winner will receive $500 and a
certificate of achievement.