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If you are a Philadelphian looking for legal resources or assistance related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are many websites with helpful information and guidance. We’ll highlight just some of those websites here. Many legal aid organizations have staff members who are working...
Fastcase * offers a research tool called Authority Check which helps find later citing cases to a particular case. Authority Check can be used to locate related authority on your topic or to prioritize your research by looking for the most frequently cited cases. In the Fastcase Classic interface,...
A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Order for In Re: The Petition of C.Z., A.O., and Z.S.-W., On Behalf of All Similary Situated Individuals addresses the issue of juveniles in detention in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. To read this decision or see any other recent opinions or postings from the...
Working remotely and looking for an article from an American Bar Association journal? Jenkins has two membership databases that can help. LegalTrac provides indexing and full text coverage for over 70 American Bar Association publications. Many of the titles have current full text coverage with...
Principles of Employment Law 2nd ed . is available online through our West Academic Digital Library database. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the different facets of employment law in a condensed format that can also serve as a supplement to any employment law casebook. Chapters...
Working from home can be challenging for an attorney who is trying to research a legal topic without access to any print resources. In fact, since COVID-19 has forced many of us to work remotely, several of the questions the reference staff have gotten involve access to print resources. Even though...
Legislative histories can help determine the legislative intent of a particular statute. Librarians at Jenkins compile Pennsylvania legislative histories upon request. Our histories include remarks and debate found in the Pennsylvania House and Senate Journals. The histories we have already...
Law Journal Press * (LJP) has over 150 fully searchable online books which are available to most Jenkins' members remotely. The titles in LJP are categorized into more than 25 practice areas, from Administrative to White Collar Crime , alphabetically. When titles belong to more than one category,...
Dear Members, Today the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has extended its general statewide court closure Order until April 30, 2020 subject to the exceptions outlined and as further ordered/implemented by the President Judges of their respective counties. As we previously announced, Jenkins'...
Treatises on Fastcase provides access to over 130 treatises that Jenkins’ members can access from the office or home. The database includes titles that cover a wide range of legal topics, such as, bankruptcy, elder law, estate planning, family law, and more. The collection of treatises contains...