Book Release: New ABA Book Provides Roadmap to Animal Law Careers
CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2011 – The American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section has published Careers in Animal Law, the first book of its kind on employment related to the legal welfare of animals. Beyond an ordinary career guide, the book not only provides an overview of this relatively new area of law practice, but also shares important trends and cases now shaping the field.
Animal law concerns the protection and improvement of the lives of animals through city ordinances, state and federal laws, international treaties, and cases, and is one of the fastest growing legal disciplines. More than 100 law schools in the United States now offer animal law courses, and more lawyers than ever before are looking to start animal law firms or incorporate animal cases into their practices. The book will help lawyers:
- Gain an overview of the field from a practicing animal lawyer and professor of animal law;
- Forge a successful animal law career with firms of all types and sizes, government agencies, major corporations and nonprofit organizations;
- Strike out on their own as a solo practitioner of animal law;
- Learn career tips from a series of animal-lawyer profiles; and
- Understand evolving trends in legislation, litigation and academia that will change the face of animal law in the decades to come.
The guide is written by Yolanda Eisenstein, a lawyer with an animal law practice, the
Eisenstein Law Office, in Dallas. She is also an adjunct professor in animal law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
The ABA Law Practice Management Section is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law – marketing, management, technology, and finance – through its award-winning magazine, webzines, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LPM has established itself as a leader within the legal profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo, and through its publishing arm, which has more than 90 titles in print.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
Title: Careers in Animal Law
Publisher: ABA Law Practice Management Section
Product Code: 5110723
Size: 6 × 9
Orders: 800.285.2221 or www.ababooks.org
Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an e-mail to Lindsay Dawson at Lindsay.Dawson@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tearsheets or a copy for our files to Lindsay Dawson, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.