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Billing surveys allow attorneys to evaluate how their billing practices compare to other law firms. To assist our members, Jenkins recently acquired the 2017 National Law Journal Billing Report . The 2017 NLJ Billing Report uses 2017 data collected from over 900 law firms across 31 states and...
One of our most popular questions at the Reference Desk at Jenkins involves finding old versions of the Pennsylvania Statutes. The people we help often need to know how a section of Purdon's read in a specific year, since a case may hinge upon the language of the statute at a particular time. In...
If you are in need of the ultimate resource for real property, try out Powell on Real Property . The 16 volume set is a definitive treatise for property law issues. It covers numerous topics including real property rights, landlord-tenant, easements, mortgages, foreclosures, tax issues, and more...
If you’ve been seeing PACER in the news a lot lately (see this NYT Editorial , ABA Journal article , or The New Republic article for starters) and you’re wondering what all the buzz is about, read on for a summary of current events surrounding the federal courts’ electronic docketing system,...
Presidents’ Day, the day celebrating George Washington’s birth, became a federal holiday in 1879. The day was celebrated on February 22nd each year, until a 1968 law mandated that many federal holidays be noticed on Mondays. We now celebrate Presidents’ Day on the third Monday of February. In...
Are you looking to familiarize yourself with legal issues surrounding property and real estate? If so, check out the Nolo database. Nolo publications are great resources for those who want a basic introduction to a topic without getting bogged down with legal terminology. The “Property and Real...
Need to find the current zoning of a property in Philadelphia? Take a look at Atlas , a search tool available from the city's Zoning, Planning and Development website . When available, Atlas provides zoning information for specific city addresses, including base district zoning maps, associated...
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Pennsylvania Session Laws, the compilation of the acts passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature, are available on HeinOnline and are now indexed back to inception! Session laws , also referred to as acts , are "the body of statutes enacted by a legislature during a particular annual, biennial, or...
Earlier this month, Elaine L. Chao, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, announced two upcoming proposals at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting . These proposals, created by the Federal Aviation Administration, would update the regulations regarding the operation of Small Unmanned...
Last fall, Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, announced that the library had begun to provide Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public for the first time in history. Authored by experts, CRS reports provide policy and legal analysis, offering multiple perspectives on...