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Pennsylvania Judicial Discipline Handbook by Sarah A. Steers, J.D. and Joel Fishman, PH.D., M.L.S. (George T. Bisel Company, 2018) pulls together important information and case law on judicial discipline. It is a great resource for attorneys and judges, and specifically for those who serve as...
Jenkins has recently added Assessment Law & Procedure in Pennsylvania by Varner and Morcom (16th ed., 2018) to its collection. This popular title thoroughly covers the topic of assessment law: " Assessment Law and Procedure in Pennsylvania not only guides you through each step of the assessment...
In Pennsylvania, eminent domain is defined as "[t]he power of the Commonwealth to take private property for public use in return for just compensation" 26 Pa.C.S.A. § 202 . The Pennsylvania Eminent Domain Code was first adopted in 1964 ( 1964, P.L. 84, No. 6 / legislative history ) and consolidated...
There are many reasons for using Pennsylvania appellate dockets. Keeping current with filings in a case and investigating how many cases an attorney has taken to appeal are a few popular uses. As an example of another useful application, here are the steps to finding a trial court judge’s opinions...
When you see a reference to "Act 47 of 1987" can you easily find the current version as incorporated in the statutory code? Just look in Purdon's Chronological Table of Pennsylvania Laws. One of the many additional features of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes Annotated , the...
Searching Delaware County’s Public Access System (PAS) is, relatively speaking in the world of online searching, straightforward and simple. To search civil dockets you simply need to agree to the terms of use and put your search terms in the search box. Once you get your results list, you can...
The new Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rules go into effect on Thursday, September 1. The new rules, as well as the Order and the Committee Report, are available online from the Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee . The new rules were proposed by the committee on April 13, 2013 ( 43 Pa.B. 2010...
In the Pennsylvania statutes, counties are referred to in terms of their "class". A class is a classification based on population size. The state uses data from the U.S. Census to determine the population size of a particular county. There are nine classes of counties in Pennsylvania. Currently,...
Use our new resource guides to find Pennsylvania resources on sentencing and juvenile delinquency available at Jenkins.
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