What You Need to Know About Ohio’s Animal Cruelty Laws: A Guide for Legal Professionals

  • 7 Dec 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Live Interactive Webinar via Zoom

What You Need to Know About
Ohio’s Animal Cruelty Laws:

A Guide for Legal Professionals

December 7, 2020 – Live Interactive Webinar via Zoom

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

2.00 hrs. General CLE Approved by Supreme Court of Ohio

This two-hour live interactive webinar will provide general information about animal cruelty laws and process for legal professionals.  Jeff Holland, partner in the firm of Holland & Muirden and special prosecutor for hundreds of animal cruelty cases in many courts across Ohio for the past 26 years, will present these topics: the difference in the roles of humane agents, dog wardens and animal controls; companion animal cruelty, and offenses against non-companion animals; the duty to provide care to an animal; defining cruelty, torment and torture; defining adequate shelter; seizure of companion animals and the ten-day hearing, including sample pleadings; and a case law update.


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11:00 a.m. – Noon            

Enforcers of Animal Cruelty Laws

Cruelty, Torment and Torture

Animal Cruelty for Non-Companion Animals

Noon – 1:00 p.m.              

Notice of Seizure and the Probable Cause Hearing with Sample Pleadings

Penalties for Animal Cruelty

Caselaw Update

This Live Interactive Webinar has been approved for 2.00 hrs. of General CLE from the Supreme Court of Ohio. Please note that there is a 24 hour limitation on Live Interactive Webinars (see Gov. Bar R. X, Sec. 5 (E)(2)). This program has also been pre-approved for 2.00 hrs. Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.


  • $20 per member of the Ohio Animal Welfare Federation (no CLE credit)

  • $30 per non-member (no CLE credit) 

  • $50 per person with 2.00 hrs. general CLE credit 


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