Posts by Kristen Matteucci

Bloomberg Law offers Practical Guidance on various topics which you can explore on one of the two computer stations designated for this database at Jenkins. Bloomberg recently rolled out “Litigation Practical Guidance,” which is located within the Litigation Intelligence Center. This post will walk...
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Jenkins recently acquired How to Train Your Expert: Making Your Client’s Case by Janet S. Kole . Geared towards young lawyers, this book is a short, practical guide on how to ethically “train” expert witnesses to be clear and helpful during litigation. In the opening chapter, Kole addresses the...
Citators can be helpful tools for determining whether a case is “good law” or for identifying cases and other legal material that cite to a particular authority you are researching. At Jenkins, both members and patrons from the general public can use citator tools at our onsite LexisNexis stations...
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Have you ever had difficulty finding a digital image to use in a presentation, blog post, website, or other project that doesn’t infringe upon the image creator’s intellectual property rights? You’re in luck. Creative Commons recently launched a new tool called CC Search that allows users to search...
Jenkins is pleased to announce that we have added 13 new eBooks on several topics - such as causes of action, insurance, and eDiscovery - to our collection. Each title offers a practical, one-volume summary of a subject as it relates to either Pennsylvania or New Jersey. The eBooks, from American...
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In recognition of Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings (see NPR , KYW Newsradio , and this TIME article about Stonewall archival material for various news coverage), we are highlighting select resources that are centered on the LGBTQ community and the law, including those...
HeinOnline recently released a new beta feature called Venn Diagrams to help visualize the relationship between various terms used in a keyword search. Many of us likely remember Venn Diagrams from math class, or perhaps when learning about Boolean searching in legal databases. Mary Whisner,...
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The influential American Law Institute (ALI) recently held its 96th Annual Meeting in Washington DC on May 19 - 22, at which topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Policing, The Law of American Indians, and Data Privacy were discussed. ALI members voted to approve drafts of the Restatements of Law...
Wearing a “HELLBENDER DEFENDER” t-shirt, Governor Wolf signed Act 3 of 2019 (SB 9) into law on April 23rd, officially designating the Eastern hellbender as Pennsylvania’s state amphibian. While this fun fact might be useful to tuck away for trivia night or a game-show appearance, it’s also about “...
When the HeinOnline Blog featured an article on millennials and the workplace, we had a moment of realization at Jenkins: All three of our current Reference Librarians - Michelle, Tom, and Kristen - are considered millennials (at least by Merriam-Webster ’s standards, which defines a millennial as...