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In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting select resources that underscore the role of women in American history, including items in Jenkins’s collection that highlight women and the law. Womenshistorymonth.gov offers a trove of online collections that amplify women’s voices and...
The PA Supreme Court adopted new rules concerning custody that went into effect 3/1/2019. The new rules relate to parenting coordinators and open the possibility of a judicial district implementing a parenting coordination program. These programs incorporate the concept of mediation to assist in...
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Jenkins recently received the 10th edition of the popular The Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure by David Rudovsky. Published by PBI Press, this title "presents a comprehensive discussion of the legal standards, rules, and authorities that govern suppression of physical evidence in criminal...
The Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network offers thousands of old maps, plans and surveys that show the development of the city from 1600 forward. This site is a pilot project of Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). Institutions such as the Athenaeum of...
Having trouble keeping up with current events? Check out the Newsbank Hot Topics Quick Link for monthly updates on topics that are trending in the news. Navigate to Hot Topics from the Quick Links menu on the right side of the Newsbank homepage. With the Hot Topics Quick Link, Newsbank develops...
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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...