Pro Bono Work for Animal Rights Skyrockets

, The American Lawyer


Animal law has become one of the fastest-growing areas of study in the United States. Statistics from 2008 show that major firms contributed a record number of pro bono hours to the Humane Society of the United States and the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Bruce Wagman, ALDF's general outside counsel, says the more lawyers learn about animal rights, the more they want to get involved. Another contributing factor might be the increase in time available to attorneys to pursue such efforts due to the down economy.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Continue to Lexis Advance®

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at

What's being said

Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here.

Preparing comment abuse report for Article #1202428560651

Thank you!

This article's comments will be reviewed.