Posts by Jenny Hohenstein

Jenkins' Philadelphia City Solicitor Opinions Database contains over 2100 full text searchable opinions issued by the Philadelphia City Solicitor. It includes both formal and informal opinions with coverage going back to 1952. Close to 100 new opinions have recently been added, expanding content...
Fastcase * offers a great feature called Public Link . This tool provides a link that can be embedded in a memorandum or other document to quickly pull up a case. You don't have to be authenticated into Fastcase for the link to work. Once you have pulled up a case in Fastcase, look for the Public...
Pennsylvania Judicial Discipline Handbook by Sarah A. Steers, J.D. and Joel Fishman, PH.D., M.L.S. (George T. Bisel Company, 2018) pulls together important information and case law on judicial discipline. It is a great resource for attorneys and judges, and specifically for those who serve as...
The PA Supreme Court adopted new rules concerning custody that went into effect 3/1/2019. The new rules relate to parenting coordinators and open the possibility of a judicial district implementing a parenting coordination program. These programs incorporate the concept of mediation to assist in...
The Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network offers thousands of old maps, plans and surveys that show the development of the city from 1600 forward. This site is a pilot project of Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). Institutions such as the Athenaeum of...
One of our most popular questions at the Reference Desk at Jenkins involves finding old versions of the Pennsylvania Statutes. The people we help often need to know how a section of Purdon's read in a specific year, since a case may hinge upon the language of the statute at a particular time. In...
Need to find the current zoning of a property in Philadelphia? Take a look at Atlas , a search tool available from the city's Zoning, Planning and Development website . When available, Atlas provides zoning information for specific city addresses, including base district zoning maps, associated...
Need a typewriter to complete a form? Come to Jenkins. We have a typewriter here at the library for public use. Check out our website for more information about our access policies and hours . Have any questions? Ask us !
Jenkins has recently added Assessment Law & Procedure in Pennsylvania by Varner and Morcom (16th ed., 2018) to its collection. This popular title thoroughly covers the topic of assessment law: " Assessment Law and Procedure in Pennsylvania not only guides you through each step of the assessment...
Need the phone number to the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy? The paralegal for Income Tax and Accounting at the Internal Revenue Service? The Chief Litigation Counsel for the Bureau of Consumer Protection? Try the Federal Yellow Book! Jenkins...