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Posts by Kristen Matteucci

When it comes to major life events like birth, death, marriage, divorce, purchasing or inheriting property, and so on, there’s often official paperwork - such as licenses, certificates, decrees, or records - involved. Where might Philadelphians obtain, file, and/or record such documents?...
Image of hanging files in an open cabinet drawer. "order" by paul goyette is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
Did you know that the City of Philadelphia offers a free way to monitor property records to warn property owners of potential deed or mortgage fraud? In 2019, Philadelphia’s Department of Records started providing Deed Fraud Guard , which allows property owners in Philadelphia to monitor certain...
If you’re looking for information in historical newspaper articles, there are a few digitized archives to keep in mind for your research. Free online resources like Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers , the Internet Archive’s Newspapers collection, and the Google News Archive are...
Jenkins recently introduced vLex to the collection of remote databases available to all our members. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of British cases we highlighted in an earlier blog post , vLex coverage includes legal materials from over 100 countries. vLex also has a feature which can...
Jenkins recently received the 20th edition of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual (2021) . The manual, edited by Hon. Daniel J. Anders, Peter J. Hoffman, and Timothy R. Lawn, is updated every other year and published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) in cooperation...
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If you’re a commercial litigator who practices in Federal Court, check out the recently released Fifth Edition of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Court , edited by Robert L. Haig and published jointly by Thomson Reuters and the ABA Section of Litigation. This 16 volume set is...
This month marks the introduction of Philadelphia’s Right to Counsel program for low-income tenants. As of February 1, 2022, qualifying renters who live in the 19121 or 19139 zip codes have the right to an attorney in eviction cases. Tenants living in those zip codes can call the Philly Tenant...
Are you looking for sample forms related to family court in Pennsylvania? While there are several good resources to check - many of which are listed in our Pennsylvania Family Law and our Self-Help research guides - one option is the Library of Pennsylvania Family Law Forms book, published by The...
When we think of the system of government in the United States, many of us typically think of the federal and the state governments. But tribal governments are also significant systems of law that have been integral to the formation of democracy in the U.S. throughout history and that govern...
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This year, the legal community is celebrating Pro Bono Week from October 24th - 30th. Started in 2009 to meet the increasing need for such services during harsh economic times, the National Celebration of Pro Bono highlights the work of lawyers, paralegals, and law students who volunteer their...