Briefs Now Available Free - Enhance Your Practice


Jenkins has launched a new user interface for our Court Records and Briefs. Members can now search full text documents & view and download electronic Briefs for free!

Briefs are a great resource to get insight into legal arguments and find supporting case law. Search this database to see how a case similar to yours has been argued before.

Jenkins receives Briefs and Records from the Pennsylvania Appellate courts (see coverage).  We also have select Third Circuit material available. Most of our collection is indexed in the Court Records and Briefs database and, beginning in 2006, most Briefs and Records and Appendixes are available in electronic format.

Full text searching applies to all of the documents we have in electronic format. Search this database by Case Name, Docket Number, Docket Year or Full Text. Results can be filtered by Court or Year.

Check out the short video we created showing how to filter to a particular year and retrieve full text documents.

Please note that any Records and Appendixes, even if available in electronic format, must be ordered through Jenkins and are not accessible full text in this database. 

Records, Appendixes, and older documents on microfiche may be ordered at Call the Reference Desk at 215.574.1505 for more information. Document Delivery charges apply for these items.

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