Posts by Michelle Buhalo

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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...
United States Census 2020
Each home in the United States (including the five U.S. territories) should have received an invitation to complete the 2020 Census in March. Paper questionnaires to the 2020 Census were mailed in April to those households who had not already responded via phone or email. If you haven't already...
Did you know that Pennsylvania now offers mail-in ballots for both the primary and general elections? To vote by mail in the primary on June 2, apply for your mail-in ballot no later than May 26. Thanks to Pennsylvania Act 77 of 2019 , you do not need to provide a reason or excuse if you want to...
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HeinOnline recently unveiled some exciting updates for our members. The database History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III was added to our subscription and the Criminal Justice & Criminology database underwent a complete reorganization and revision. Continue...
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Jenkins members have remote online access to the Oxford English Dictionary , one of the most recognized dictionaries in the world. Containing over 600,000 words, the OED provides both current and historical definitions of words and phrases. Though typically updated on a quarterly basis, the OED...
Fastcase * offers a research tool called Authority Check which helps find later citing cases to a particular case. Authority Check can be used to locate related authority on your topic or to prioritize your research by looking for the most frequently cited cases. In the Fastcase Classic interface,...