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Are you working on a bankruptcy case and looking for a treatise that covers key bankruptcy law issues? If so, check out Ginsberg & Martin on Bankruptcy, 5th Edition . This treatise offers chapters on many areas of bankruptcy law, such as voluntary and involuntary petitions, automatic stay,...
William Penn Statute
William Penn , the founder of Pennsylvania and advocate of religious freedom, was born October 14, 1644*, 375 years ago. It was his influence that set the framework for not only Pennsylvania's Constitution, but also the U.S. Constitution. For researchers interested in exploring this connection,...
Philadelphia City Council will be holding a hearing on low-income tenants' Right to Counsel on Tuesday, October 29th at 10 am in Room 400 of City Hall. The related bill, Bill 190386 , was introduced by Councilwoman Gym in May, and is currently co-sponsored by Councilmembers Clarke, Greenlee, Henon...
As a Jenkins Law Library member, you gain access to content that is uniquely valuable to Pennsylvania legal researchers. Our collection contains many hard to find materials such as historic Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes, Pennsylvania records and briefs, Pennsylvania House and Senate Journals,...
CLE
Want to launch a career in public speaking, but don't know where to start? We'd like to help you scratch that itch. Just shoot an email to classes@jenkinslaw.org with a proposed CLE class title and a 2-3 sentence description. (Check out some examples on our website.) We'll get back to you with some...
Hornbook on Torts 2d by Dan B. Dobbs, Paul T. Hayden, and Ellen M. Bublick offers a one volume comprehensive introduction to tort law. It addresses standard topics related to torts and covers evolving areas of the law, such as duty to protect third persons from harm and apportionment of liability...
ProQuest Congressional enhanced its interface this summer, and its "Search by Number" feature has a new look. Search by Number is great to use when you have the citation of the document you are looking for. This feature can also be used when you are looking for documents that are related to a...
Next week, on October 1, 2019, an order amending Chapter 1920 (Actions of Divorce or For Annulment of Marriage) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure will go into effect ( 49 Pa.B. 3059 ; June 15, 2019). The Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee recommended revisions to Rules 1920.14...
The Library of Congress has launched a new website that offers online access to the Constitution Annotated . The Constitution Annotated provides analysis of the Constitution for Congress and the public. It outlines the Constitution in layman’s terms and uses Supreme Court caselaw and historical...
Looking for legislative history material for an older act in Pennsylvania? As described in our Pennsylvania Legislative History Research Guide , a good starting point includes the House and Senate Journals . These may contain speeches or debate from the House or Senate Floor relevant to your bill...