Posts by Kristen Matteucci

HeinOnline has added a new database on state constitutions to its vast collection of content. Edited by Jefri Jay Ruchti, the newly released State Constitutions Illustrated database comprises nearly 9,000 current and historical constitutions, including the text of every constitution that has been...
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This year, the legal community is celebrating Pro Bono week from October 20th - 26th. 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...
Philadelphia City Council will be holding a hearing on low-income tenants' Right to Counsel on Tuesday, October 29th at 10 am in Room 400 of City Hall. The related bill, Bill 190386 , was introduced by Councilwoman Gym in May, and is currently co-sponsored by Councilmembers Clarke, Greenlee, Henon...
Next week, on October 1, 2019, an order amending Chapter 1920 (Actions of Divorce or For Annulment of Marriage) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure will go into effect ( 49 Pa.B. 3059 ; June 15, 2019). The Domestic Relations Procedural Rules Committee recommended revisions to Rules 1920.14...
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...