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On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas provided a “ Notice to the Bar ” announcing that “all civil trials, currently scheduled through Monday, July 6, 2020, are postponed and will be rescheduled by the court.” This is the latest decision by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in...
Depositions in a Nutshell is available to Jenkins members online through our West Academic Digital Library database. The 'In a Nutshell' series serves as a thorough law reference guide in a concise format. This title deals with the depositions process and is divided into four parts: Deposing...
Last week, the City of Philadelphia announced a COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program ( en Español ) for certain tenants, in the hopes of keeping about 3,000 families in their homes. The program aims to help those who have lost income due to COVID-19 and need help paying rent, by providing...
Trying to search Pennsylvania case law while you are working remotely? Jenkins has several resources that may be helpful. For Pennsylvania appellate court cases, take a look at Fastcase . Generally, Fastcase has case law from all 50 states going back at least as far as 1950. Many states, including...
The Supreme Court issued a 5-4 opinion on April 27, 2020 in the case Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. The case considered whether annotations that summarize and provide further context to the law are copyrightable, particularly when the annotated version of the law is the official code. The...
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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...
Happy Law Day! Celebrated on May 1 each year, Law Day is an opportunity to honor the principles of our government under law. Law Day was first recognized in 1958 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1961, Congress designated May 1 as the official date with Public Law 87-20 , a Joint Resolution...
We recently highlighted a handful of the 150+ online books available to most Jenkins members through Law Journal Press * (LJP). As a follow up to that blog entry, this post will convey how to search and navigate within a particular LJP title. To find a title of interest, you can either browse...
Trying to work remotely and need to view a brief? At Jenkins we have a large collection of Pennsylvania briefs and records from the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts. After 2006, most of the material has been digitized, and much of it is accessible for free to Jenkins' members in our Court Records...
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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...