Posts by Jenny Hohenstein

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...
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...