--- environmental law / trial - animal law
--- course production date: 5/12/2018
--- presented by GEORDIE DUCKLER

This course explores the current state of the procedural and substantive law regarding prosecuting and defending crimes of animal cruelty, particularly the "Big Four" of neglect, abuse, abandonment, and hoarding. Topics include animal-related misconduct distinctions as constituting crimes or violations, penalties and prohibitions unique to sentences on animal-related crimes, evidentiary issues unique to animal-related criminal prosecutions, what specific types of animals and people tend to become involved (urban dwellers, farmers, ranchers, animal welfare organizations, etc.), what constitutes criminal as opposed to legitimate conduct, what restrictions and protections apply in certain search and seizure scenarios, and what specific consequences attach to both charges and convictions, including forfeiture proceedings. Mention is also made of some issues in more minor animal-related crimes such as fighting, animal nuisance, and animal importing and exporting.

Key course points are:
• Key understanding of all concerns raised in criminal proceedings involving animals.
• Useful and practical tips on what to watch for and address in trial.
• Information on the latest cases affecting animal-related criminal prosecutions.
• Thoughtful advice on the players and animals involved in prosecutions.
• Colorful, interesting, and informative insights into potential traps and pitfalls.

--- 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.

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