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The Animal Welfare Court in Pima County Justice Court

Total Credits: 1.0 CLE

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Animal Law |  Criminal Litigation |  Real Property
Janet L Altschuler |  Alexandros Ponciano Lambdin |  Debra Lowther-Hayes |  Kendrick A Wilson
Original Program Date:
Apr 19, 2021


The Animal Welfare Court in Pima County Justice Court was the first of its kind in the country.  This is a problem-solving court designed to reduce recidivism and intervene before offenders graduate to more serious crimes.  Attendees will hear from the following presenters:
Judge Kendrick Wilson, who currently presides over the Animal Welfare Court
Deputy County Attorney Alex Lambdin who was assigned to the Animal Welfare Court in 2020
Janet Altschuler, a defense attorney who practices extensively in the Animal Welfare Court
Debra Lowther-Hayes, a treatment provider who works with offenders from the Animal Welfare Court and uses the AniCare treatment modality to rehabilitate offenders



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Justice of the Peace

Honorable Kendrick Wilson is the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 9, one of the County's most diverse precincts. Precinct 9 includes the University of Arizona, the City of South Tucson and parts of the Tohono O'odham Nation.

Before being appointed as a Justice of the Peace, Judge Wilson worked as a prosecutor handling domestic violence and animal abuse cases. He worked for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe from 2015 until 2019 and worked from 2010 until 2015 in the Pima County Attorney's Office.

Judge Wilson presides over the Animal Welfare Court, which is the first of its kind in the nation. This problem-solving court focuses on the most serious animal cruelty and neglect misdemeanor cases and emphasizes offender treatment to avoid recidivism.