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OBA Animal Law Event Scheduled

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Title: Animal Law: Adjudication and Investigation
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 5:15 pm
Location: OBA Conference Centre, 20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario

5:15pm Registration
5:30 pm Vegan Buffet Dinner
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Program Join us for an exciting opportunity to network and learn from a panel of experienced professionals speaking about adjudication and investigations in the animal law realm.

Program Chair: Jennifer Friedman, Litigation Counsel, Ontario Racing Commission


· Rae Legault, Chair, Animal Care Review Board, on adjudicating matters as between animal custodians/owners and the Ontario SPCA;

· Connie Mallory, Chief Inspector, Ontario SPCA, on overseeing investigations by agents and inspectors in light of the current statutory framework;

· Rob McKinney, Deputy Director, Ontario Racing Commission, on investigative and adjudicative considerations as they relate to the horse racing industry;

· Lesli Bisgould, Legal Aid Ontario, on balancing an animal rights philosophy with the limitations on bringing matters to the adjudication stage.

Live (includes vegan dinner)        Webcast

CBA Member                      $55*                    $40*

CBA Student Member        $25*                    $25*

Non-Member                      $85*                    $60*

* Plus Taxes

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