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Back to Normal-ish!
Now that Philly is lifting its COVID-19 restrictions, Jenkins will reopen to all visitors with no appointment necessary * on Monday, May 24! Our onsite hours will remain 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We're still set up for social distancing, but the library stacks will now be open for browsing. We'll also...
The 2021 edition of Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Vehicle Law Handbook with Related Statutes is available on LexisNexis Digital Library . This handbook includes the complete laws from Crimes Code (Title 18), Vehicles (Title 75), Highways and Bridges (Title 36), and Transportation (Title 67). The...
Parking can be tough in Philadelphia, and abandoned vehicles don't help the situation. In March 2021, Philly 311 received over 4,000 inquiries about abandoned vehicles. To help Philadelphians recognize and report abandoned vehicles in their neighborhoods, Philly 311 recently published a blog...
With everything changing so quickly related to the pandemic, make sure to check out the Philadelphia Court's Coronavirus Information page . This site provides information on Court operations during the pandemic and offers a complete list of relevant orders. See, for example, Administrative Docket...
The federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year is fast approaching! Individuals need to file their taxes by May 17, 2021 this year, extended from April 15, 2021 by the IRS due to the pandemic. If you need additional guidance on complex tax issues, check out the BNA Tax...
Are you a member of the public who’s trying to figure out how to handle a certain legal issue or where to get legal information, advice, or representation during the pandemic? We’ve updated a number of pages in our Self-Help Research Guide with resources from Philadelphia legal aid organizations,...
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Regulations.gov is your one-stop shop for federal regulatory materials. Users can search publicly available regulatory materials like regulations, public comments, and Federal Register Notices, as well as submit comments, applications, or adjudication documents for regulations. The recently updated...
The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts is working on a multi-year project to update the Unified Judicial System Web Portal . The goal is to streamline the experience for users. They have simplified navigation and consolidated docket sheet and case calendar information into one easy to...
The newly released 4th edition of Broker-Dealer Regulation in a Nutshell is now available on West Academic Digital Library . This title focuses on broker-dealer and securities market regulation, covering broker-dealer regulation generally, sales practices, analysts' conflicts of interest, civil...
A lookout point in Flatrock, NL. Brown rock formation in water.
Earth Day is celebrated this week, on Thursday, April 22nd. The international network EARTHDAY.ORG is planning three days of climate action around the 2021 theme, Restore Our Earth . In honor of this day of awareness and action, Jenkins is highlighting some of its environmental law materials. Print...