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In February 1684, eight years before the infamous Salem Witch Trials in colonial Massachusetts, a Swedish woman named Margaret Matson was brought to trial in Philadelphia. Accused of practicing witchcraft, she was tried before a jury of 12 men that was presided over by Governor William Penn and the...
Practice in front of a federal grand jury can be an intimidating process. Jenkins has two publications to help you prepare: Federal Grand Jury: A Guide to Law and Practice and Representation of Witnesses before Federal Grand Juries . Federal Grand Jury: A Guide to Law and Practice , available in...
On October 1, 2019, an order amending Chapter 1920 (Actions of Divorce or For Annulment of Marriage) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. As part of this amendment, several new forms related to divorce were created and others changed. If you are a self represented litigant...
ABA
This year, the legal community is celebrating Pro Bono week from October 20th - 26th. Started in 2009 to meet the increasing need for such services during harsh economic times, the National Celebration of Pro Bono highlights the work of lawyers, paralegals, and law students who volunteer their...
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,...
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...