12th Annual Wildlife Law Continuing Legal Education course from SCI




Friday, January 11, 2019

1 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Safari Club International Annual Hunters' Convention

Reno-Sparks Convention Center

Reno, NV



Payment of the $300 registration fee entitles the attendee to half-day (morning) attendance at the Safari Club International Annual Convention on Friday, January 11, 2019.



Please contact Anna Seidman at aseidman@safariclub.org with any questions.





Modernizing the ESA:  Speaker - TBA

Since its adoption in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has seen few amendments.  Decades of litigation over its ambiguous terms and sometimes impractical if not unachievable requirements have demonstrated a serious need for modernization.  This presentation will analyze the origin and potential success of recent proposals to amend the ESA.


Lead Ammunition: Federal and State Regulatory SchemesSpeaker - Michael Jean, Litigation Counsel, National Rifle Association 

Few topics are as contentious among hunters and wildlife managers as the use of lead ammunition vs. other forms of ammunition for hunting and recreational shooting.  This presentation will analyze the history and current legal developments concerning ammunition composition and use.


Hunting and Fishing Criminal Law OverviewSpeaker - Chris Tymeson, Chief Legal Counsel, Kansas Department of Parks, Wildlife and Tourism

Wildlife and hunting law enforcement invite interesting applications and complications to traditional criminal law practice.This presentation will provide an overview of the past year’s cases and developments in the application of criminal law to hunting and fishing violations.


Department of the Interior Update on Recent Agency Action:Speaker – Representative

from the Office of the Secretary of the Interior (TBA)

The U.S. Department of the Interior has proposed and/or adopted several new regulations, policies and directives designed to increase hunter access and opportunities and to reconcile and reduce conflicts between federal and state regulation of hunting.This presentation will describe the legal changes adopted and under consideration by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other bureaus of the DOI.


State Hunting Laws: Right to Hunt Constitutional Amendments, Hunter Harassment

Laws, Interstate Violator Compact:Speaker - Jeremy Clare, Litigation Counsel, Safari Club International

States have passed constitutional amendments and legislation to protect hunters and hunting.This presentation will analyze their benefits, commonalities and differences.



Update on Recent Wildlife, Conservation, and Outdoor Recreation Law:  Speaker - Doug Burdin, Senior Litigation Counsel, Safari Club International. 

This presentation will discuss several of the past year’s most interesting cases and opinions that affect hunting, importation, wildlife management and firearms use.


Ethics for the Ethical Wildlife Lawyer:  Speaker - Anna Seidman, Director of Legal Advocacy and International Affairs, Safari Club International. 

This presentation will highlight five common professional conduct errors committed by even the most ethical of lawyers.  After a performance of an original skit by the “Not Ready for Anything Players” the presenter and the audience will discuss the applicable ABA Model Rules and individual state applications and case examples designed to demonstrate ways to avoid such errors.


Wildlife Law JeopardySafari Club International Litigation Department and Invited Guest Contestants

SCI’s annual Wildlife Law Jeopardy game provides “answers” collected from the course presentations.  Contestants, supported by the audience, compete to offer the correct “questions.”  The Jeopardy game gives attendees an entertaining way to review the course’s materials and reinforce important educational issues presented by the day’s speakers.



Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
January 11, 2019
Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education
General Credits: 3.00
Ethics Credits: 1.00
This seminar is no longer available for purchase.