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Diane Balkin

Contract Attorney

Animal Legal Defense Fund

HQ Phone:  (707) 795-2533

Direct Phone: (303) ***-****direct phone

Email: d***@***.org

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Animal Legal Defense Fund

170 E. Cotati Ave

Cotati, California,94931

United States

Company Description

The Animal Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1979 to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. To accomplish this mission, the Animal Legal Defense Fund files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm; provides fr... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Member, Office

DA


Chief Deputy District Attorney

The Denver District Attorney's Office


Affiliations

International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association

Contract Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund, President


Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine

Member


AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act Task Force

Lawyer and Public Member


Education

Tulane University


J.D.

University of Denver


JD

University of MN Veterinary Medical Center


Web References(81 Total References)


Animal Abuse Staff

ndaa.org [cached]

Diane Balkin
Denver District Attorney's Office/ Animal Legal Defense Fund


Criminal Justice Program | Animal Legal Defense Fund

aldf.org [cached]

Diane Balkin is a contract attorney for ALDF's Criminal Justice Program.
She began her career as a prosecutor in the Denver District Attorney's Office in 1979, where she has worked for the last 32 years. When she retired from the DA's office on July 15, 2011, Diane was the Chief Deputy District Attorney (trial attorney) where she prosecuted all types of felonies (including homicides) and supervised a team of junior lawyers and support staff. Diane also served as the "animal crimes" prosecutor in her office where she demonstrated time and time again her commitment to ensuring both an effective investigation and an aggressive prosecution of every animal cruelty case within her jurisdiction. Prior to becoming Chief Deputy, Diane served as the director of the Complex Prosecution Division where she was the legal advisor to the Denver County Statutory Grand Jury and she supervised the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed against the elderly. She has also served as the director of the Juvenile Division and the Domestic Violence Unit. Diane was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine in June 2001 and served on the Board for 8 years. She received her J.D. in 1977 from the University of Denver and is a nationally ranked lecturer on animal cruelty investigations and prosecutions with a strong emphasis on training veterinarians.


Animal Law News | International Animal-Law

internationalanimallaw.com [cached]

Diane Balkin of the Animal Legal Defense Fund will present a free webinar on "Anticipating Defenses in Animal Abuse Cases" in a webinar series presented by the National Center for Prosecution of Animal Abuse, a program of the National District Attorneys Association, in partnership with the ASPCA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.


Animal Abuse - Archived Webinars

www.ndaajustice.org [cached]

Presenter: Diane Balkin (Animal Legal Defense Fund, Criminal Justice Division Attorney)
Presenter: Diane Balkin, Contract Attorney with Animal Legal Defense Fund (retired Denver Deputy District Attorney) In this free, 60-minute webinar, Diane Balkin, a contract attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund's Criminal Justice Program, will discuss the most common defenses in animal cruelty cases and how to prepare for them. Presenters: Diane Balkin, Animal Legal Defense Fund and Dr. Rob Reisman, ASPCA.


Animal Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association

animallawla.org [cached]

Diane Balkin The legal hurdles in animal hoarding cases and animal-cruelty cases from a prosecutorial standpoint.
11:40 -12:40 Lunch - Provided in the Hotel Lobby Diane Balkin, contract attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF's) Criminal Justice Program. She began her career as a prosecutor in the Denver District Attorney's Office in 1979, where she has worked for the last 32 years. When she retired from the DA's office in 2011, she was the Chief Deputy District Attorney (trial attorney) where she prosecuted all types of felonies (including homicides) and supervised a team of junior lawyers and support staff. Diane also served as the "animal crimes" prosecutor in her office where she demonstrated time and time again her commitment to ensuring both an effective investigation and an aggressive prosecution of every animal cruelty case within her jurisdiction. Prior to becoming Chief Deputy, Diane served as the director of the Complex Prosecution Division where she was the legal advisor to the Denver County Statutory Grand Jury and she supervised the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed against the elderly. She has also served as the director of the Juvenile Division and the Domestic Violence Unit. Diane was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine in June 2001 and served on the Board for 8 years. She received her J.D. in 1977 from the University of Denver and is a nationally ranked lecturer on animal cruelty investigations and prosecutions with a strong emphasis on training veterinarians. Biography;


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