Posts by Michelle Buhalo

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In April of this year, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) added 21 definitions related to the COVID-19 pandemic outside of the OED's typical updating schedule . In the months since, the OED has continued to add and update definitions related to the virus and how our daily lives have shifted. The...
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With Election Day four weeks away, news coverage of the presidential race is heating up. Use NewsBank to keep up with news surrounding the election from around the country. To help users navigate the vast coverage of news about the election this year, NewsBank has created a 2020 U.S. Presidential...
The past six months have introduced an abundance of new experiences: from face masks to toilet paper shortages to the challenges of working from home. There were also many new local, state, and federal laws passed and executive orders issued as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged (and continues to ravage...
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Federal legislation does not occur in a vacuum. Understanding the historical context of a Congressional term can bring a greater understanding of how the legislation was impacted by economic conditions, major world events, Landmark Supreme Court cases, and partisan divisions and leadership. The...
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The National Survey of State Laws on HeinOnline provides an overview of state laws on a variety of topics. The chart view allows users to make state-by-state comparisons of a number of topics related to business and consumer laws, criminal laws, employment laws, family laws, real estate laws, and...
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Many counties in Pennsylvania publish their own reporters which contain select trial court opinions for that county. LLMCDigital , a membership database available to all Jenkins members, includes the Pennsylvania county reporters, also called "Side Reports". The Pennsylvania, Side Reports...
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COVID-19 has changed the way we approach everyday activities, including researching and practicing the law. To help attorneys adjust to this "new normal", many state and local bar associations have published articles with tips and advice on legal practice during this ever-evolving...
The Professional Guidance Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association "provides, upon request, advice for lawyers facing or anticipating facing ethical dilemmas". Though the ethics opinions are advisory only and based on the facts provided to the Committee, they can be helpful resources for...
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NewsBank is a great resource to find national and local coverage on any news-worthy topic. The Advanced Search option is one way to help focus your research. To run an advanced search across all of NewsBank's 10,000+ sources, click "More Search Options" located below the search bar on NewsBank's...
The Law Division at the Library of Congress (LOC) recently launched their Legal Research Institute , a one-stop-shop for the Law-related educational presentations and resources available from the LOC. It is divided into four categories: US Law Webinars , Foreign, Comparative, and International Law...