Barbara J. Gislason is a practicing animal law attorney, adjunct professor, and founding Chair of the MSBA Animal Law Committee as well as the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Animal Law Commmittee. After Hurricane Katrina, Gislason created and now directs the ABA-TIPS Animal Disaster Relief Network, and convened the ABA-TIPS Select Legal Panel on Emergency Management Regarding Animals. Recently, Gislason was appointed the ABA-TIPS Advisor to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) regarding the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Healthcare Practitioners Act (UEVHPA).