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Those looking to appeal a case to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, Superior, or Supreme Courts may find themselves asking the questions: Who has the right to appeal? ; Where should I appeal to? ; How long do I have to appeal? ; What orders/decisions/opinions can be appealed? ; and How do I appeal?...
Need help understanding what a civil case is? The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania has added Understanding Civil Cases in Pennsylvania’s Court of Common Pleas to its Media Resources . The helpful graphic offers examples of civil cases and provides basic information about a trial, burden of...
Jenkins recently acquired the newest title by renowned legal research scholar and law librarian, Dr. Joel Fishman: Grand Juries: A Legal Research Guide . Fishman is a specialist in Pennsylvania legal history and has authored over 300 publications, including the Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook...
On January 1, 2021, copyrighted works from 1925 entered the public domain. Several amendments to federal copyright law throughout the 20th century extended the copyright terms of works from 1925 resulting in a total term of 95 years. Now, after almost a century of waiting, many notable works of...
The 6th edition of Scientific Evidence (2020) by Paul Gianelli, Edward Imwinkelried, Andrea Roth, et al. is now available on LexisNexis Digital Library . This three volume treatise is written for the active litigator. It “covers rules and precedents relating to admissibility, constitutional...
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Today Fastcase, one of our most popular remote-access member databases, and rival Casemaker announced a merger. For more information, see: The Fastcase blog post announcing the merger. Commentary by Robert Ambrogi , an attorney and respected longtime legal journalist. Here's the bottom line for...
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govinfo , a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), provides a wealth of federal government information for free. This includes the United States Code (USC), the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), executive agency materials, Congressional materials, and much more. govinfo...
Need help to understand the basic structure of the Pennsylvania Court System? Check out the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania's video, Pennsylvania Justice: Understanding the Courts . This video uses graphics and examples to explain the differences between the Magisterial District Courts, the...
Looking for a resource to help guide you through the Pennsylvania civil pre-trial process? Check out Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice by Hon. Daniel J. Anders and Bobby Ochoa III, Esq. on LexisNexis Digital Library. This title is part of the LexisNexis Practice Guide Series and contains...
Did you know that the popular Bender’s Forms of Discovery is available to Jenkins’ members remotely? Each of the volumes in this set can be accessed as an ebook via the LexisNexis Digital Library . Bender’s Forms of Discovery is an essential tool, as it offers both a vast set of forms and a...