Posts by Kristen Matteucci

Philadelphia City Council recently passed a package of bills to protect renters in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Housing Protection Act (EHPA) was passed unanimously on June 18th, 2020 . The package is composed of five bills designed to keep renters in their homes as a...
Today is Juneteenth (a blending of “June Nineteenth”), an “annual observance to celebrate the date Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all remaining slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865” ( National Juneteenth Observance Foundation ). Juneteenth - which goes by many...
The Talking About Race web portal debuted this week to equip individuals and communities with the “tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation” about race. The web portal is a project of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture , and is...
Online privacy is an everyday concern, and its importance may be particularly heightened for those of us working from our home computers and devices during the pandemic. Choose Privacy Every Day , a website of the American Library Association , highlights some practical ways to protect your online...
Last week, the City of Philadelphia announced a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program ( en Español ) for certain tenants, in the hopes of keeping about 3,000 families in their homes. The program aims to help those who have lost income due to COVID-19 and need help paying rent, by providing...
We recently highlighted a handful of the 150+ online books available to most Jenkins members through Law Journal Press * (LJP). As a follow up to that blog entry, this post will convey how to search and navigate within a particular LJP title. To find a title of interest, you can either browse...
If you are a Philadelphian looking for legal resources or assistance related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are many websites with helpful information and guidance. We’ll highlight just some of those websites here. Many legal aid organizations have staff members who are working...
Law Journal Press * (LJP) has over 150 fully searchable online books which are available to most Jenkins' members remotely. The titles in LJP are categorized into more than 25 practice areas, from Administrative to White Collar Crime , alphabetically. When titles belong to more than one category,...
LexisNexis Digital Library * (LNDL) is a great resource for accessing eBooks, especially while Jenkins’ physical location is closed. This repository of eBooks, powered by OverDrive, offers Jenkins members access to over 260 titles, including treatises, forms, and other materials that cover various...
If you, your client, or someone you know is seeking a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order in Philadelphia for their safety, the courts have set up a filing process during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This flyer gives the basic instructions for how to file for an Emergency or a Temporary PFA...