This overview training will address a “constellation” of hot topics during the Dog Days of August. First tip: depending on context, animals used by people with disabilities can include more than just dogs. 
Date training recorded: Aug 10, 2018
Trainer(s): Linda Kilb, Pamela Cohen
Sponsoring Organization(s): Disability Rights California (DRC), Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)


DETAILS

Are you in “dogged” pursuit of knowledge about definitions and rules governing animals used by people with disabilities to facility independent living? The Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC), Disability Rights California (DRC) and the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) have a webinar for you!

This overview training will address a “constellation” of hot topics during the Dog Days of August. First tip: depending on context, animals used by people with disabilities can include more than just dogs.

Our session will identify the various federal and state laws offering protections in different contexts. We will identify the differing term-of-art definitions under different laws (e.g. guide dogs, signal dogs, service dogs, emotional support animals). We will also help you issue-spot for common nuances, including establishing eligibility; issues involving multiple animals (including issues involving interactions with pets); behavior or damage issues; animal welfare complaints; overlaps with penal code and local ordinances (e.g. penalties for false claims, license and leash requirements, breed restrictions); and unique contexts (e.g. homeless shelters and health care facilities). We will provide updates on recent developments, and citations and resources. We hope to have some “Sirius” fun – while also confirming that animals that facilitate independent living are of serious importance to our client communities.

1 hour of Elimination of Bias CLE. 

Presenters: 
Linda Kilb, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund 
Pamela Cohen, Disability Rights California 

To use this training for self-study MCLE credit, please complete the evaluation form on our website and submit it to trainings@laaconline.org in order to receive certification for your self-study records.

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This webinar is intended to provide legal information, not legal advice, for the purposes of training only practicing attorneys. The legal information in this webinar is not intended to be a substitute for seeking personalized legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction. Further, we do not intend to create an attorney-client relationship with any listener.

Dog Days of August: Legal Rights to Animals That Help People with Disabilities


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Series: Disability, Members-Only, Specialty MCLE Credits
MCLE: 1 hour (Elimination of Bias)
Last revised: May 23, 2019 12:12 pm