Joel Raphael Zand

Joel Raphael Zand

  • New York
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English
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University of Chicago
B.A. | Political Science
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Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. (1993)
Honors: Member, Moot Court Honor Society
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2673101
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Articles & Publications
Sit and Stay for a Legal Treat!
Metro Pet Magazine
"Get Up, Stand Up For Your Legal Rights
Animal Fair
Websites & Blogs
Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog » Joel Zand
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. As an attorney admitted in the New York Eastern District Court how do I use the online services
A: If you want to browse cases on Justia Dockets in the EDNY, you can do that here: If you want to file pleadings for your client's case, you will need to set up a PACER account at
Q. Is it illegal to shoot your own dog whether they are sick or not?
A: It is a felony crime to shoot and kill your own dog in Illinois. A person who does this can be convicted of aggravated cruelty (510 ILCS 79/3.2) and may also face criminal charges for animal torture under Illinois state law (510 ILCS 70/3.03). A person convicted of such crimes may be ordered by a court to undergo a psychological or psychiatric evaluation, and get treatment, at their own expense. Even if a person's dog is sick, this is NOT a legal basis to shoot it in Illinois. It is also a morally repugnant, and despicable way to treat a dog. Studies have found strong links between people who abuse animals and their tendency to engage in domestic violence against adults and children. You should contact a local veterinarian or your county's local animal services or adoption agency for appropriate, non-violent help.
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