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LexisNexis Digital Library * (LNDL) is a great resource for accessing eBooks, especially while Jenkins’ physical location is closed. This repository of eBooks, powered by OverDrive, offers Jenkins members access to over 260 titles, including treatises, forms, and other materials that cover various...
The latest news about COVID-19 is easy to find on NewsBank , a membership database available remotely to all Jenkins members . An announcement banner located on the homepage of the database links users to a search for COVID-19 news from sources around the United States and the World. Results...
If you, your client, or someone you know is seeking a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order in Philadelphia for their safety, the courts have set up a filing process during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This flyer gives the basic instructions for how to file for an Emergency or a Temporary PFA...
PA Legal Forms is one of the many remote access Member Databases available to all Jenkins members. This database provides access to over 5700 fill-in ready forms on a wide-range of legal topics. Though the majority of the forms are transactional, some litigation forms are also available. Popular...
Last week, we wrote about where you can find Pennsylvania primary legal information for free online . Today, we’ll feature free online resources for such federal materials. The US Government Publishing Office's govinfo is a great website to familiarize yourself with, as it offers “free public...
Dear Members, When Governor Wolf (March 19) issued the late-afternoon business shut down Order including attorneys, early in the morning of March 20, I sent a letter to Governor Wolf attaching the March 18, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Order and, to the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania...
Jenkins has temporarily closed our physical library through April 30, 2020, but our reference staff is still working remotely, ready to help with your research requests. You can reach us by emailing research@jenkinslaw.org or by leaving a voicemail at 215-574-1505. We will be monitoring these...
Whether this is the first time you are logging in to Jenkinslaw.org or if you've forgotten your password, these instructions should help all Jenkins members log in to access our Member Databases from their home or office. First, from the top of our website, click on "LOG IN". On the next screen,...
Though Jenkins, like many other businesses, law firms, and libraries around the country, is closed to help the nation practice social distancing during the COVID-19 health crisis, it is still possible to do legal research without physically being in the library. In fact, Pennsylvania has a trove of...
Coronavirus
The Philadelphia First Judicial District has issued a significant but limited closing of the Philadelphia Courts through Friday, May 31 . Jenkins’ policy as to operational hours has historically been guided by the decisions of the Court. When the Court closes, so does Jenkins. As such in light of...