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Bite Sized Animal Law Part II: "The Link" Between Animals & Humans
In this 1.5 hour webinar, we'll look at access to justice and the interconnection in law between animals and humans via "The Violence Link". The Link explains the interconnectedness between animal and human abuse, shared vulnerabilities, and shared harm of disenfranchised groups.

Pet adoptions and violence have risen during COVID-19. Researchers, law enforcement agencies, animal advocates and lawyers have revealed that there is a proven link between violence against women, children and family pets. For more info on "the Violence Link", please read: How COVID-19 isolation increases domestic violence & animal abuse (https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/vancouver-news/covid-19-isolation-domestic-violence-animal-abuse-2237176)

Our presenters for this webinar will be Victoria Shroff and Christian Lim.

Animal lawyer-educator Victoria Shroff will talk about the intersection of the Link in animal law with 'pet custody' in the civil sense, all under the wider umbrella of pathways to access to justice for animals and humans underlying the Link.

Christian Lim, senior Crown, has done a great deal of animal law prosecutorial work over his 20 year career involving violence to animals and humans. He'll talk about the Criminal Code and aspects of the Violence Link from Crown's point of view.

Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5 hours of CPD credit with the Law Society of BC.

Apr 21, 2021 12:30 PM in Vancouver

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Speakers

Christian Lim
Senior Crown Counsel @Alberta Crown Prosecution Services
Christian Lim has worked with Alberta Crown Prosecution Services in Medicine Hat and now in Edmonton for over fifteen years. In 2010 he created the first Animal Protection Portfolio in Edmonton working with the Crown, investigating agencies and justice stakeholders after it became apparent that this area of law was underused, underdeveloped and that there was much unknown about this area of justice. He has been a guest speaker and lecturer in the area of Animal Cruelty prosecutions and investigations for the last few years and has worked on policy development in animal prosecutions both with the Federal Government (Quanto's Law) and in Alberta. He is known as "that animal guy" providing a "voice for the voiceless" in the justice system. He has volunteered to provide 24/7 services for investigating agencies to contact him for advice investigating and laying charges in respect to animal cruelty.
Victoria Shroff
Lawyer and Educator @Shroff and Associates
Victoria Shroff is credited as one of the first and longest serving animal law lawyers in Canada. She has been practicing animal law for 20 years in downtown Vancouver at Shroff and Associates and has been Adjunct Professor of animal law at Allard School of Law at UBC since 2016. Ms. Shroff founded and taught a new course in animal law for Capilano University in 2019, is chair and founder of the Canadian Animal Law Study Group and helped establish a ground-breaking new pro-bono animal law clinic with the Law Students Legal Advice Program. Ms. Shroff has represented animals at all levels of court in Canada. www.shroffanimallaw.com