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ANIMALS IN THE SERVICE OF PEOPLE: SENSE AND NONSENSE ON LAWFUL USES


--- 1.0 AZ,CA,CO,CT,FL,GA,ID,IL,NC,NH,NJ,NY,NV,OH,OR,PA,TX,VA,WA
--- environmental law - animal law
--- course production date: 1/7/2017
--- presented by GEORDIE DUCKLER

GEORDIE DUCKLER
This course provides a thorough exploration of current state laws and guiding principles on the use of assistance animals for people, including just what types of animals may be used, what constitutes legitimate use, what restrictions and protections apply as to certain disabilities, and what penalties attach to the impairment of uses.

Geordie Duckler, Ph.D., Esq. includes state and federal statutes and regulations about assistance animals; modern caselaw on working, shopping, riding, and living with animal assistants, and an evaluation of public policies, economic concerns, and political realities involved in protecting those who need assistance animals in housing, on public transportation, in the workplace, and in interactions with the service industry.

Key course points are:
• Working knowledge of the correct terms and phrases.
• Targeted statutes and cases to use as models for client issues.
• A realistic grasp of the difficulties facing both animal owners and public.
• Better grasp of systemic abuses by non-disabled and the non-affected.


--- presented by GEORDIE DUCKLER

Geordie Duckler, Ph.D., Esq., has been a noted trial attorney for over 29 years, actively engaged in the litigation, defense, and trial of civil and criminal cases and appeals of all types across the country, in both state and federal court.

As a popular lecturer, as well as a nationally known practitioner, Geordie has been profiled extensively in the media about his cases, including in The Oregonian, The Tribune, Willamette Week, The National Law Journal, Court TV Radio, Geraldo, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Playboy, and Bark. He has also been featured on National Public Radio, on the BBC, and in two National Geographic nature documentaries.

Education:
M.S. from University of Oregon in 1984
J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1987
Ph.D. in Biology from UCLA in 1997