This two-hour course will provide a “crash course” on hot button domestic animal law issues in Washington state. Animal law is a unique area of legal practice because it expands across a breadth of legal practice areas. Pet owners in the US spend a billion dollars a year on pet care, yet our civil and criminal law infrastructure often does not provide relief or protection in-line with the level of care and affection many people provide to their pets. Animals remain, legally, property, and damages are generally limited by a property-law analysis.
This course will discuss both technical legal practice as well as policy concepts shaping the evolution of animal law in the state.
Gemma Zanowski graduated cum laude in 2010 from the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law. She earned undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Psychology from the University of Arizona, graduating summa cum laude in 2007. Prior to joining Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel, Ms. Zanowski served as the judicial law clerk for Kitsap County Superior Court Judges Jay B. Roof, Jeanette Dalton, Jennifer Forbes, and Sally F. Olsen
Earn 2 general CLE credits