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Good Dogs

Good Dogs and the Law: Service, Emotional Support, Therapy and Facility Animals

Good Dogs and the Law: Service, Emotional Support, Therapy and Facility Animals
CLE Webinar
Thursday, September 12, 2019@1:00-2:30 Eastern
Sponsored by the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division

Meeting code: GD91219

Service animals, emotional support or comfort animals, therapy animals, and facility dogs — enter the sometimes confusing world of dogs and the law. What are the differences between each and what laws affect each category?

This webinar will examine:
Section 35.136 of the Americans with Disabilities Act which covers service animals, reasonable accommodations as it pertains to housing and air travel under the Fair Housing Act and the Air Carrier Access Act for emotional support/comfort animals, how therapy animals differ from the above categories with generally no special rights of access, how facility dogs are used by prosecutor’s offices, Children’s Advocacy Centers, law enforcement, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs and family courts including best practices when setting up a facility dog program. 

Each registrant must log in to the webinar individually to receive credit. You must attend the entire webinar, including the Q&A, to receive CLE credit. Partial credit is not available.

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This program is offered as a live, online class. Registrants may only participate through the live webinar. 

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You must log into the webinar to participate and receive CLE credit but you have the option of listening to the program audio by telephone instead of computer. The webinar room is used to track and verify participation for CLE purposes. You do not need to dial into the program if you are logged into the webinar. If you are not logged into the webinar or prefer telephone audio, call 877-447-0294 (Conf ID 3144) ten minutes prior to the actual start time. If the phone disconnects during the live program, redial the number above as soon as possible to rejoin and continue listening.

Mandatory CLE Information

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If you have any difficulty downloading any of the attachments, or connecting to the program, please contact Alison Hill at 202-662-1024 or [email protected]

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