Posts by Jenny Hohenstein

President Judge General Court Regulation No. 14 of 2019 rescinds, amends and adopts Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Criminal Court Rules. The changes went into effect December 2, 2019. To take a look, see President Judge General Court Regulation No. 14 of 2019 (clean version begins on p. 57 of...
Congratulations to the authors and editors of the American Law Reports (ALR) on its 100-year anniversary. The first article of this unique legal resource was published in 1919. Many articles, several series and hundreds of volumes later, this set continues to help researchers today. The attorney-...
On October 1, 2019, an order amending Chapter 1920 (Actions of Divorce or For Annulment of Marriage) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. As part of this amendment, several new forms related to divorce were created and others changed. If you are a self represented litigant...
Hornbook on Torts 2d by Dan B. Dobbs, Paul T. Hayden, and Ellen M. Bublick offers a one volume comprehensive introduction to tort law. It addresses standard topics related to torts and covers evolving areas of the law, such as duty to protect third persons from harm and apportionment of liability...
Looking for legislative history material for an older act in Pennsylvania? As described in our Pennsylvania Legislative History Research Guide , a good starting point includes the House and Senate Journals . These may contain speeches or debate from the House or Senate Floor relevant to your bill...
Looking for a good introduction to internet law? Check out Internet and Online Law by Kent D. Stuckey and Robert L. Ellis on Law Journal Press *. This title is the oldest continuously published and updated book about internet law. Its goal is to offer its readers a solid foundation, and it covers...
Last year Pennsylvania's General Assembly was the first state in the U.S. to pass a clean slate law. Governor Wolf signed the bill into law on June 28, 2018 . The law created an automated process to seal certain criminal and non-conviction records. It also expanded the number of misdemeanor...
Fastcase offers a research tool called Authority Check , which helps find later citing cases to a particular case. Authority Check can be used to locate related authority on your topic or to prioritize your research by looking for the most fequenty cited cases. In the Fastcase Classic interface,...
Now that we are located at 1801 Market Street, our Westlaw stations have been in high demand. To accommodate our members and the self-represented litigant users, we have just added an additional Westlaw station for research at the library. This gives us a total of four stations. These public access...
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...