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Interlopers – How Horses Gallop into the Legal System

Total Credits: 2.75 CLE, 2.75 CLE

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Animal Law
Randy Helm |  Jeffrey Herro |  Terry Lincoln |  David Rosengard
Original Program Date:
Apr 13, 2022


Arizona is a livestock state, and the horse industry represents over 1.5 billion dollars per year to the state economy.  From beloved symbols of the American West to the stray mule that just destroyed your winter-seeded lawn, equines seem to sneak their way into our lives and practice areas.  


The Animal Law Section presents a current snapshot of equine law, from stray equines to the wild horse program at the Arizona Department of Corrections.  

  • Are you curious about how auctions actually operate?  
  • Do you know what makes a horse ‘wild’?  
  • Who do you call when a horse appears in your client’s pool area?  

Join us for a galloping good time and bring your questions about our favorite four-hooved friends.
Randy Helm, Wild Horse Inmate Program

Jeffrey Herro, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent


Terry Lincoln, Arizona Department of Agriculture, Animal Services Division

David B. Rosengard, AnimalLegal Defense Fund
Hon. Alison R. Ferrante, Gilbert Municipal Court
Lydia A. Peirce Linsmeier, Carpenter, Hazlewood, Delgado & Bolen, LLP
Lauren M. Ramirez, City of Mesa



Randy Helm Related Seminars and Products

Wild Horse Inmate Program Supervisor, AZDOC

Wild Horse Inmate Program Supervisor, Arizona Department of Corrections

Randy Helm is the Wild Horse Inmate Program Supervisor with the Arizona Department of Corrections and a highly-respected, Lyons Legacy Certified Trainer with more than 20 years of experience with BLM and ACI. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Arlington Texas Police Department. Mr. Helm oversees the care of hundreds of wild horses and burros at the training facility and holding center in Florence. Under his guidance, up to 35 wild horses are “gentled” at any one time by state inmates who learn many valuable skills.

Terry Lincoln Related Seminars and Products

Arizona Department of Agriculture, Animal Services Division

David Rosengard Related Seminars and Products

Managing Attorney

Animal Legal Defense Fund

David Rosengard, AnimalLegal Defense Fund; As a Managing Attorney in the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program, David works with stakeholders across the criminal justice system to pursue justice on behalf of animal cruelty victims. One of his focus areas is amicus briefs, where he raises appellate-level arguments aimed at enabling courts to reach decisions that not only address the needs of the animals involved in individual cases, but to also better position animals as a whole within the law. David additionally helms the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s groundbreaking work helping animals who have been harmed by criminal cruelty achieve the legal status of crime victims, including efforts to expand Courtroom Animal Advocate Programs which allow pro bono attorneys and law students to act as counsel for those animal crime victims in court.
David co-edited and contributed to the second edition of Animal Law in a Nutshell and has published law review articles aimed at assisting prisoners in securing vegan meals (“Three Hots and a Cot and a Lot of Talk”: Discussing Federal Rights-Based Avenues for Prisoner Access to Vegan Meals) as well as illuminating the critical impact legal recognition of animal sentience has on constitutional considerations (A Dog is Not a Stereo: The Role of Animal Sentience in Determining the Scope of Owner Privacy Interests Under Oregon Law). David also teaches animal law at his alma mater—Lewis & Clark Law School, where he graduated twice with honors, as both a J.D. and an Animal Law LL.M. student. While a student at Lewis & Clark Law School, David clerked for the Center for Animal Law Studies, Co-Directed L&C’s Student ALDF chapter, worked in Kenya on wildlife and animal cruelty issues, was an Animal Law Review Editor-in-Chief, and represented the state of Oregon in criminal court on behalf of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office as a certified law student.
Prior to embarking on his legal career, David earned a B.A. with honors in History and Gender Studies from Claremont McKenna College, and worked in higher education, where he focused on sexual assault prevention and response, peer counseling, crisis management, co-curricular education, sex-blind housing programs, and community justice.
David lives in Saint Helens, Oregon with his spouse and a bevy of rescue animals: two cats (Aldor and Papaya) and three dogs (Ace Octavus, Ellie May, and Puck).



Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 3


Patrick G

"Excellent material. Good to see People dedicated to animal conditions."