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Register Today: “Pathways to Justice for Animals & Their Humans”

On Thursday, December 17th, Paws for Hope Animal Foundation will be hosting a free webinar with animal welfare lawyer and educator V. Victoria Schroff titled Pathways to Justice For Animals & Their Humans: How Can Companion Animals Access Justice?

As part of this presentation, Victoria will discuss three pathways to help animal accessing justice.

  • Education: Teaching animal law in post-secondary law schools, guest-lecturing, and visiting elementary schools.
  • Law: The practice of animal law in the court system.
  • Poverty Clinics: The groundbreaking new Animal Law Pro Bono Clinic is one such access-to-justice initiative run by the Law Students Legal Advice Program.

Victoria will also touch on a pro-bono dog case of Punky Santics and his human, Susan, and their struggle to access and advance justice for animals. This was a groundbreaking case that went all the way up to the Supreme Court of Canada.

When & Where

  • Thursday, December 17th
  • 12:00 PM (PST)
  • Online: Zoom
  • Participation information will be emailed to everyone who registers prior to the event

About V. Victoria Schroff

V. Victoria Shroff is credited as one of the first and longest serving animal law lawyers in Canada. She has been practicing animal law for 20 years in downtown Vancouver at Shroff and Associates and has been Adjunct Professor of animal law at Allard School of Law at UBC for the past few years. She created and taught a new course in animal law for Capilano University in 2019, is chair and founder of the BC Animal Law Study Group, and helped establish a groundbreaking new pro-bono animal law clinic with the Law Students Legal Advice Program.

She has represented animals at all levels of court in Canada. She has been recognized for her work in animal law, was a finalist for Canadian Lawyers’ Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada in 2020, 2019, 2018, and is frequently interviewed about animal matters in the media. Ms. Shroff has lectured on animal law in Canada, USA, Europe, and Asia and regularly contributes animal law articles for legal and pet publications.

She was awarded a prestigious SEEDS award from the International Society for Animal Rights for her groundbreaking work in animal law. She also helped establish a groundbreaking new animal law pro-bono clinic at LSLAP to help further access to justice for animals. Ms Shroff founded and teaches an animal law program for kids called ‘Paws of Empathy’ which she teaches with dogs. Visit her website or follow her on Twitter.

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