Become a Member
Jenkins Law Library’s membership runs on a calendar year. Dues are non-refundable and membership may not be shared or transferred to another individual. Law firms are required to join at the 100% level. Participation at the 100% level means that membership dues are paid for every attorney in the firm. The membership fee structure is based on the premise that research performed by one attorney in a firm benefits the entire organization.
Jenkins Membership Cards are permanent cards and are not reissued annually or when changing firms. Report lost or stolen cards immediately: a $10 fee will be charged for a replacement.
Note: If you are between jobs, or if you know someone who is starting a practice and could use the benefits of the library but cannot afford the membership, Jenkins offers a Transitional Membership at a greatly reduced rate. Transitional memberships are available only during the current calendar year (plus the next calendar year if necessary) and are subject to review by Ida Weingram (215.574.7935 or email@example.com).
2013 Membership Levels and Rates
|Level||Description||Rate / How to Apply|
|Local||Your practice or office is located within Philadelphia.||
$170 per attorney
Download the Local Membership Application form
|Regional||Your practice or office is located within 50 miles of Philadelphia.||
$170 each for first 4 attorneys; $145 for each additional attorney
Download the Regional Membership Application form
|Remote||Your practice or office is located more than 50 miles from Philadelphia.||
$130 each for first 4 attorneys; $675 flat annual rate for firms with 5+ attorneys
Download the Remote Membership Application form
|Retired Attorney||You must be listed as Retired on the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board website.||Contact Jenkins' Membership Department.|
|Satellite Office||Available for satellite offices of Philadelphia law firms who are members of Jenkins.||Contact Jenkins' Membership Department.|
|County Law Library||You are a librarian at a county law library.||Contact Jenkins' Membership Department.|
|Public Agency or Nonprofit Organization||Letter of verification required to subscribe at this rate.||Contact Jenkins' Membership Department.|
|Student||You must produce a valid law school or paralegal student ID. No borrowing privileges, though fee-service discounts still apply.||
Law school: $25; Paralegal: $20; Other: $20
Download the Student Membership Application form
|Individual Member||You are not an attorney or work for a legal organization.||Contact Jenkins' Membership Department.|
Non-attorneys may use the resources at Jenkins on a per-day basis. Computer usage is limited to one-hour per day.
Note: Attorneys and other members of a firm (law clerks, paralegals, secretaries, etc.) that do not subscribe to the membership program are unable to use the library on a daily basis.
|$5 per day|