Seminar: “Litigating ‘Dangerous’ Dog Matters”
$10.00 – $35.00
11am MST, Thursday, 19 May 2022
In this seminar, Rebeka Breder, animal lawyer, who has spent over 17 years defending dogs in British Columbia and other provinces, will discuss the legal processes and laws involving “dangerous” dogs. This discussion will cover cases dealing with dogs on death row, as well as the less punitive – but still serious – cases involving “aggressive” designations issued by animal control. Rebeka will provide practical advice that aims to resolve these cases efficiently, fairly and humanely where the protection of a dog’s welfare is balanced with ensuring public safety – a win-win for both the prosecution and defence.
Rebeka Breder is the founder of Breder Law, in Vancouver, BC, the first law firm in Western Canada to focus exclusively on animal law. Rebeka’s cases include acting for individuals for the defence of dogs, strata disputes, pet custody, professional negligence claims (such as police dog shootings), as well as acting for animal protection organizations to challenge government laws or practices, such as the live export of horses for slaughter and the BC Wolf Cull, as well as general animal law consulting. Rebeka was named one of Canada’s top 25 most influential lawyers by Canadian Lawyer magazine (winning the Changemakers category), and she was recognized as one of Canada’s best lawyers by Best Lawyers Canada. In 2008, Rebeka founded the first Animal Law section of the Canadian Bar Association in Canada and has been its chair ever since. In 2013, Rebeka was a founder of the UBC Animal Law course (as an adjunct), and was an adjunct in animal law at TRU. Rebeka dedicates a lot of her time to animal protection causes, and she is a frequent lecturer and media commentator, locally, nationally and internationally. You will also see Rebeka and her family camping and surfing in BC waters. Twitter: @animallawcanada; Instagram: @rebekabreder