Jenkins Blog

Now that we are located at 1801 Market Street, our Westlaw stations have been in high demand. To accommodate our members and the self-represented litigant users, we have just added an additional Westlaw station for research at the library. This gives us a total of four stations. These public access...
After five weeks of being offline, the Philadelphia Court's website is back up! https://www.courts.phila.gov/ While some online services may still be down, others are running as normal. Here are links to some of the website's popular features: Forms - https://www.courts.phila.gov/forms/ Local Court...
Philadelphia Pride Flag
In recognition of Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings (see NPR , KYW Newsradio , and this TIME article about Stonewall archival material for various news coverage), we are highlighting select resources that are centered on the LGBTQ community and the law, including those...
Are you researching a federal statute that does not appear in the U.S. Code, or a statute within a title that has not been enacted into positive law? Check out the statute compilations available from the Government Publishing Office (GPO) on govinfo . Since October 2018, nearly 300 compilations...
UPDATE: The court's website is back up! Find out more here . The Philadelphia Court's website has been suspended since May 21. According to a Notice from the First Judicial District , the suspension was taken as a precautionary measure after "the discovery of malware on a limited number of FJD...
Jenkins' Philadelphia City Solicitor Opinions Database contains over 2100 full text searchable opinions issued by the Philadelphia City Solicitor. It includes both formal and informal opinions with coverage going back to 1952. Close to 100 new opinions have recently been added, expanding content...
HeinOnline recently released a new beta feature called Venn Diagrams to help visualize the relationship between various terms used in a keyword search. Many of us likely remember Venn Diagrams from math class, or perhaps when learning about Boolean searching in legal databases. Mary Whisner,...
President George H.W. Bush
June 12 is President George H.W. Bush's 95th birthday. Celebrate with his Presidential Papers on HeinOnline. The Public Papers of the President contain the papers and speeches issued by the Office of the Press Security and are compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register, National...
On your next visit to Jenkins, check out the Practice Centers available on our Bloomberg Law computers. The Bloomberg Practice Centers group together a variety of resources for a number of legal practice areas including Antitrust Law, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Labor & Employment, Tax,...
Fastcase * offers a great feature called Public Link . This tool provides a link that can be embedded in a memorandum or other document to quickly pull up a case. You don't have to be authenticated into Fastcase for the link to work. Once you have pulled up a case in Fastcase, look for the Public...