Founder of Denver-based Animal Law Center Forms 3-State Non-Profit to Protect Animals

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Jennifer Edwards incorporates the Animal Justice Center and forms alliance with attorneys in Colorado, California and Montana.

The Animal Law Center proudly announces the formation of the region’s first incorporated, non-profit law center. The Animal Justice Center will provide legal access at low or no-cost to animals and their owners.

Three Animal Attorneys Join Forces Across Western U.S.

Jennifer Edwards, attorney and founder of the Animal Law Center, formally incorporated the Animal Justice Center in February 2013. It is a Colorado non-profit corporation 501(c)(3) and will serve Colorado, California and Montana with additional states to be added in the near future.

Los Angeles-based Jill Ryther, attorney and founder of Expand Animal Rights Now will lead the California efforts for AJC. “I am extremely excited to bring Jennifer’s fantastic idea to California. Jennifer and I share similar visions and our combined dedication will reach not only our own states but across the country as well.”

Lindsay Abernethy, an attorney licensed in Colorado and Montana, will handle cases in both states for the AJC. “Joining forces with the Animal Justice Center is an exciting proposition. I am proud to be part of this outstanding effort to aid animals and their owners.”

“Since I founded The Animal Law Center in 2006, I realized the need for low cost and pro-bono legal aid for animals and their people,” said Edwards. “The Animal Justice Center has been a dream of mine for several years.”

Since its incorporation in 2013, the Animal Justice Center has operated with a board of directors and is currently fund raising and seeking regional and national grants. When the financial piece is complete, the Center will begin analyzing individual causes for funding consideration.

The AJC Concept

Because many animal causes and cases are simply too costly for a person to venture into the legal system and seek justice, they need a financial backing - thus the reason for the Animal Justice Center. Each of these cases has merit and with the founding of the Animal Justice Center, they will get their opportunity for due legal process.

“The Animal Justice Center is different than any other organization that exists,” says Edwards. “While there are national organizations that expand animal welfare through the legal system, there are none that help provide access and funding for an individual’s legal cases and causes. This will be a unique opportunity for animals and their people.”

About The Animal Law Center:
The Animal Law Center provides an array of legal services for animal owners and guardians. We are the only dedicated animal law practice in Colorado and are one of the few firms in the United States that practice animal-related law on a full time basis. The Animal Law Center aims to advance the legal status of animals in alignment with mainstream American views. By working closely with the judicial, legislative, and animal welfare communities, the ALC strives to achieve legal recognition that animals are sentient beings, deserving of protection. For more information:

About The Animal Justice Center:
The Animal Justice Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) law center, delivering legal access at low or no-cost to animals and their the people who nake them part of their lives throughout Colorado, California and Montana. AJC is dedicated to the legal rights of animals and their owners and guardians and is committed to educating animal owners and the general public about animal law and animal welfare.

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