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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...
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The American Law Institute (ALI) is an independent organization that, through its various publications, works to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. Part of this work includes its most popular publications: the Restatements of the Law and the Uniform Commercial Code. HeinOnline , a...
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...