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The Pennsylvania State Archives officially re-opened their doors to the public on December 13th, 2023. According to an alert on their website, the archives are open for research Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. In anticipation of their move to a larger facility, the archives...
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Jenkins is thrilled to announce the addition of Trellis Law to our growing list of remotely accessible* databases! Trellis focuses on collecting state trial court data and documents while also offering tools that provide detailed analytics. Trellis currently has material from 41 different states,...
Bloomberg Law has recently expanded its collection by providing access to archival materials from the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), an institution with a history dating back to 1929. BNA is an organization that has upheld a long standing reputation as a trusted source for legal information. To...
If you haven’t yet heard the big news about vLex and Fastcase – both of which are available to Jenkins members remotely * – the two legal tech companies are merging to form the vLex Group. Announced earlier this month, the merger purports to create both the “the world’s largest law firm subscriber...
Jenkins recently announced a refresh of our online Research Guides, which are meant to help users find information and resources on particular legal topics, whether online or at Jenkins. Today, we’re highlighting a specific subset of our guides. Jenkins’ Self-Help Research Guides are geared towards...
The Greater Philadelphia Law Library Association’s (GPLLA) Social Responsibilities Committee recently announced the launch of Pennsylvania Legal Research 101: About the Law and How to Find It . Focusing on free online sources of information, this guide was created to help the general public...
Trying to research a Pennsylvania administrative law question? Take a look at the newly published Pennsylvania Administrative Law , by Joel Fishman, Ph.D., M.L.S. This title is part of the Legal Research Guides Series and offers an extremely helpful bibliography for an area of law that can be...
Jenkins recently acquired the newest title by renowned legal research scholar and law librarian, Dr. Joel Fishman: Grand Juries: A Legal Research Guide . Fishman is a specialist in Pennsylvania legal history and has authored over 300 publications, including the Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook...
Though Jenkins, like many other businesses, law firms, and libraries around the country, is closed to help the nation practice social distancing during the COVID-19 health crisis, it is still possible to do legal research without physically being in the library. In fact, Pennsylvania has a trove of...
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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...