Posts by Dan Giancaterino

laptop with Fastcase and Casemaker logos
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...
We're Open!
Jenkins is now open! However, in order to minimize potential COVID-19 exposure to Jenkins members and staff, we're operating under the following restrictions: No more than 4 members will be admitted into our facility at any time. There are 2-hour blocks available from 10:00 am - noon and from 2:00-...
LexisNexis and Westlaw logos
Lexis Advance LexisNexis is committed to working with Jenkins by continuing to provide access to our members who cannot use the library due to COVID-19 related restrictions. If you cannot otherwise conduct legal research, you may register for a one-time only temporary Lexis Advance ID, valid for up...
Mask Required
Update September 8: We are now open by appointment. See the blog post for details. As of July 3, Philadelphia is in a modified, restricted green phase, so we have begun implementing our reopening plan. We are preparing the library space for reopening. We have installed plexiglass around the...
Coronavirus
The Philadelphia First Judicial District has issued a significant but limited closing of the Philadelphia Courts through Friday, May 31 . Jenkins’ policy as to operational hours has historically been guided by the decisions of the Court. When the Court closes, so does Jenkins. As such in light of...
Coronavirus
In order to properly and fully maintain the ability to provide services to our membership and the public without interruption, we have determined at this time, that it is in the best interest of our staff and users to reduce the library’s operational hours from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20. The library will be fully operational with email, phone and staffing during these hours. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation on a weekly basis.
Happy New Year
We will be closed on Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1. Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year 2020!
Happy Holidays
We will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!
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...
NewsBank's page images of The Philadelphia Inquirer are a digital/analog experience. You can search by keywords, zoom in or out, clip articles, download them and even email 'em. That's the digital stuff you've grown up with. (Unless you're old like me, and you remember spending Sunday afternoons...