Practices animal law and civil litigation at AMR Law Group, LLC in Chicago, Illinois. Addressing all aspects of dispute resolution, Anna has represented individual and animal business clients in mediations, arbitrations, jury and bench trials, equitable remedies, and appeals.
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This course addresses common companion animal cases in the administrative and civil courts, including animal custody disputes (divorce, replevin, and specific performance); animal bites; fraud; housing disputes; negligent and intentional death/injury to companion animals, and veterinary malpractice. This will include new developments in state legislation and case law; typical municipal ordinance disputes (limit laws, breed bans, pet shop sale/lease regulations; among others); pet insurance and will touch upon developing national and international companion animal topics. Additional coverage will be dedicated to police dog shootings and Sec. 1983 civil rights claims.
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Date: August 18, 2022
Anna Morrison-Ricordati | AMR Law Group
Anna Morrison-Ricordati practices animal law and civil litigation at AMR Law Group, LLC in Chicago, Illinois. Addressing all aspects of dispute resolution, Anna has represented individual and animal business clients in mediations, arbitrations, jury and bench trials, equitable remedies, and appeals. She Chaired the Illinois State Bar Association’s Animal Law Section Council for the 2010-2011 year, the Chicago Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee for the 2012-2013 year, DuPage County Animal Law Committee for the 2014-2015 year, and was awarded the Animal Welfare Leadership Award in 2018 from PAWS® Chicago. Anna has served as a CLE speaker on animal law topics for several organizations and bar associations, including the American Bar Association’s Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section in 2018, the International Animal Law Summit in 2019, and the Illinois State Bar Association in 2020 and 2021, among others.
I. Animal Law – Brief Overview | 2:00pm – 2:10 pm
II. Governing Law | 2:10pm – 2:30pm
III. Common Companion Animal Court Cases (w/ Example Cases & Pleadings) | 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm
IV. Police Shootings | 3:10pm – 3:30pm
V. Other Trend(s) | 3:30pm – 3:50pm
VI. Additional Topic(s) | 3:50pm – 4:10pm