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Dominion: A Legal Deconstruction
Central Cinema
1411 21st Ave Seattle, WA 98122-2903
March 3, 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM PT
0.25 Ethics
1.75 Law & Legal Procedure

$0 - Animal Law Section Member (discount applied at checkout)
$25 - Standard/Non-Section Member
$0 - Law Student/Non-WSBA members of the public (after adding seminar to cart, enter promo code LSNN and click checkout)

Product Code: Y190303SEA

  • List Price: $25.00

Developed in partnership with the WSBA Animal Law Section

The 2018 film Dominion ( won several awards for its expose of customary animal management practices pertaining to six primary facets of our interaction with animals – companions, wildlife, scientific research, entertainment, clothing, and food. Utilizing high-quality drone footage and covert cameras at concentrated animal feedlot operations and within slaughterhouses, Dominion provides audiences with a perspective that has been traditionally shielded from view and inquiry, increasingly aided by “ag-gag” laws that have repeatedly been declared unconstitutional. While the film is free to stream online, to amplify the educational impact of viewing this film on the big screen at Seattle’s premier, independent movie theater, Central Cinema, the Washington State Bar Association’s Animal Law Section founder Adam P. Karp is offering a legal x-ray into Dominion. Complimentary vegan appetizers and drinks are also provided.

The following legal issues will be examined:

  1. Federal, Washington State, and local statutes and regulations (including failed legislation) governing the issues depicted and discussed in Dominion
  2. Federal preemption/conflict doctrine threatening to invalidate State animal welfare laws
  3. The law of drones as it pertains to capturing images on matters of public importance (e.g., animal cruelty, public safety, environmental protection)
  4. The law pertaining to audiovisual interception by use of covert cameras
  5. Latest constitutional challenges to ag-gag laws
  6. Criminal prosecution of individuals engaging in direct action/open rescue, including very recent, highly-publicized cases
  7. RPCs applicable to the foregoing legal issues (Preamble, 1.6, 1.8, 1.18, 3.7, 4.1, 4.4, 8.4).

Adam Karp - Animal Law Offices, Bellingham

10:30 a.m. Registration Opens
11:00 a.m. Seminar Begins
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

No Bones Beach Club offers attendees of WSBA Animal Law Section’s CLE presentation of Dominion on March 3, 2019 a 10% discount on the total check of the attendee and up to one guest during a single visit.  To redeem this discount, the attendee must provide their original ticket stub to the event.  Void if lost, damaged, altered or transferred.  Not redeemable for cash.  This offer expires 10 days after the date of the program.  Void where prohibited.

For accessibility or accommodation requests, or other questions, please email or call 206-443-9722 (toll free: 800-945-9722).


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