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Those looking to appeal a case to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, Superior, or Supreme Courts may find themselves asking the questions: Who has the right to appeal? ; Where should I appeal to? ; How long do I have to appeal? ; What orders/decisions/opinions can be appealed? ; and How do I appeal?...
Did you know that many Pennsylvania Court dockets are available to the public online? Docket sheets typically list the proceedings and documents filed in a case. They can be helpful in figuring out what has happened in a case so far, or what stage a case might be in ( but note that there may be a...
Corbin on Pennsylvania Contracts is a new addition to our LexisNexis Digital Library . This title thoroughly covers Pennsylvania contract law and was designed to help the busy practitioner: "It is written and organized in a manner consistent with the Corbin treatise [Corbin on Contracts], and in...
Legislative histories can help determine the legislative intent of a particular statute. Librarians at Jenkins compile Pennsylvania legislative histories upon request. Our histories include remarks and debate found in the Pennsylvania House and Senate Journals. The histories we have already...
Sample REAL ID Card
My PA driver's license was due to expire in August, so I decided what-the-heck let me get a REAL ID. That way, after October 2020 I won't need my passport to fly domestically. Plus, if I ever have to do a class at a federal office I also won't have to remember to bring my passport to work with me...
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...