Date: Wednesday 19 June 2013
Time: 7.30 am
Venue: Maddocks, 140 William St, Melbourne
$15 for Victorian Women Lawyers and Lawyers for Animals members
$25 for non-members
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Victorian Women Lawyers and Lawyers for Animals will host an Animal Law discussion on 19 June 2013. Join them for a cruelty-free breakfast and hear Animals Australia Legal Counsel Shatha Hamade speak about the key issues faced by lawyers in advocating for positive animal welfare outcomes through the law.
As former Legal Counsel for RSPCA SA, Shatha has extensive experience in animal cruelty investigations and prosecutions. She is the former national coordinator of the Barristers Animal Welfare Panel, a national organisation dedicated to promoting and fostering advocacy for the welfare of animals, and comprising over Australian 100 barristers. In 2012, Shatha was awarded Australian Young Lawyer of the Year by the Law Council of Australia for her significant contribution to animal law and welfare in Australia.
Shatha will address the barriers to reaching the public consciousness and changing community attitudes towards animals. Shatha will also provide a personal account of her experience as an RSPCA prosecutor, to give insight into how and why domestic and production animals are abused in our community, and the systemic issues that we, as lawyers and advocates, need to address to help prevent this cruelty.