Legal Myths vs. Reality

This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: There is no easy way to find voter information about candidates running for judge. REALITY:...

Legal Briefs: ‘Legal Myths vs. Reality’

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: All New York State government employees’ retirement information is confidential. REALITY: The...

Legal Myths v. Reality

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen: MYTH: New York State has no uniform procedure in place for private...

Legal Myths and Reality

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By Judge Joan Skhane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen. MYTH: The issue is settled on whether or not animals have human...

Judge Joan Shkane: Dispelling myths and confusion about the legal system

By: Judge Joan Skhane: This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because an informed citizen is always the most successful citizen. MYTH: Only adults aged 18 and over may marry. REALITY: Nearly all states,...

Legal Myths & Reality

By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. Please note: Senator Sam Ervin, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Watergate, in...

Legal Myths & Reality

  By Judge Joan Shkane   This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH: Lawyers choosing a jury enjoy a free-for-all in the selection of persons to...

Legal Myths and Reality November 2020

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This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful. MYTH: New York State through the police can take, analyze, and use anyone’s DNA sample in the...

Legal Myths & Reality – By Judge Joan Shkane

Legal Myths & Reality This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful.   MYTH:  Once you have paid your fine or served your time on a major...

Legal Myths and Reality

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By Judge Joan Shkane This is a continuing discussion of Legal Myths and Reality, because those informed are always the most successful.   MYTH:  Death of an innocent person, like Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, cannot happen in...