Posts by Michelle Buhalo

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It is once again leap year, that magical, mystical time that adds an additional day to February every four years*. Though the practice of adding an extra day keeps "the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical year or seasonal year" ( Wikipedia ), it also has the potential to cause havoc in...
Many of the forms used in Orphans' Court are standard across all 67 Pennsylvania counties and are available for free as PDF downloads on the court's website. So the next time you need forms for practice in Orphans' Court, first check the website for the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania ...
January 28 is Data Privacy Day
Do you know what access you're giving online companies to your personal information? This Data Privacy Day , take a look at the privacy settings of your online accounts and know how your personal information is being recorded and used. Data Privacy Day , the signature event of the National Cyber...
Word Cloud of Jenkins Services
Now that our first year in our new location has come to an end, we decided to revisit the new resources we've added and go over some of the work we've done in 2019. Jenkins added a new in house database this year - Cheetah from Wolters Kluwer . This database has extensive and comprehensive coverage...
Ever wonder why the same search across different legal databases can produce results with different relevancy rankings? It's because of the unique algorithms each database uses. In order for researchers to better understand how the databases cultivate their specific algorithms, representatives from...
Today, December 3, 2019, the amendments to Pennsylvania's Telemarketer Registration Act go into effect. Act 73 of 2019 amends the 1996 Act by "further providing for definitions, for unlawful acts and penalties, for blocking of caller identification and other telemarketing screening products or...
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HeinOnline is a great resource with many collections, including the Law Journal Library , Code of Federal Regulations , Legal Classics , Session Laws Library , U.S. Congressional Documents , and more. To help users navigate these collections, HeinOnline developed database specific guides using the...
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On Tuesday we explored the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its 1857 origins to the publication of the Second Edition in 1989 . Though the Second Edition is the last edition available in print , the OED is continuously being updated on its online platform . In fact, not only are new...
The Oxford English Dictionary is perhaps one of the most recognized dictionaries in the world. With past and present definitions of over 600,000 words, the OED touts itself as a "historical dictionary" that includes not only the current definition of a word, but also its history. According to the...
Practice in front of a federal grand jury can be an intimidating process. Jenkins has two publications to help you prepare: Federal Grand Jury: A Guide to Law and Practice and Representation of Witnesses before Federal Grand Juries . Federal Grand Jury: A Guide to Law and Practice , available in...