Posts by Dan Giancaterino

Our official opening at 1801 Market Street on April 10, 2019 included a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by many members of the Philadelphia legal community. Our board president, Theodore "Ted" Simon, was the Master of Ceremonies. Our great members meaningfully cut the "official ribbon."
National Library Week 2019
Help us celebrate National Library Week at Jenkins from April 8-12! This year's theme is Libraries = Strong Communities . That's true for Jenkins -- for more than 215 years we've played a major role in Philadelphia's legal community, supporting judges, attorneys and self-represented litigants. Join...
Jenkins Law Library Reference Room
We're open in our new location! The reference PCs are humming away quietly, ready to connect you to the world of legal research. The books are organized and back on their shelves. Phones and email are up and running. To be honest, we won't be at 100% on the first day. The classroom is still a work...
The Clampetts
Between now and then our website will be still up and running. We'll have phone access this week, but it may be problematic next week. Our email access will be spotty. Sorry to be somewhat vague, but the move situation is, to use the popular phrase, "somewhat fluid."
Classroom tables and chairs
We've got some leftover furniture that we'd like to find new homes for. So we're having a yard sale! Come to our old location, 833 Chestnut St., Suite 1220 on Thursday, December 6 or Tuesday, December 11 , from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. We'll have the excess items clearly marked with our prices. Fine...
Ten Penn Center Sign
After more than 34 years at 833 Chestnut, Jenkins is moving to a new location. As of Monday, December 17 our new address will be: Ten Penn Center 1801 Market St. 9th Floor We'll be closing our doors at 833 Chestnut for the last time at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 30. We'll reopen at Ten Penn Center...
It can be tough studying for the bar exam at home: too many distractions, noisy neighbors, fudge ripple in the fridge. (No, wait, I'm out. Gotta go to the Wawa.) Why not skip all that and study at Jenkins? One low $25 fee gets you a quiet carrel or table and free wifi. What more do you need while...
This week I got a chance to evaluate Citepad , a soft keyboard that allows you to insert common legal abbreviations into your Word (and WordPerfect and Google Docs and more) documents. A video ensued. Channelling my inner Yogi Berra -- "I really didn’t say everything I said" -- here are some...
CLE
Free!
This summer Jenkins is offering 9 free in-person CLEs: Thu Jun 15 - Jenkins Law Library: Improved and Expanded Remote Research Tools Thu Jun 22 - Getting the Most Out of Fastcase Thu Jun 29 - Jenkins Law Library: Improved and Expanded Remote Research Tools Thu Jul 13 - Jenkins Law Library: Improved...
This week we received a LegalBoard , the "keyboard designed by lawyers for lawyers," which makes it easy to add or change document formatting, insert footnotes and comments, turn track changes on and off, insert common citations and legal words such as F.3d , plaintiff , etc., and more...