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United States Census 2020
Each home in the United States (including the five U.S. territories) should have received an invitation to complete the 2020 Census in March. Paper questionnaires to the 2020 Census were mailed in April to those households who had not already responded via phone or email. If you haven't already...
Are you working from home and in need of sample Pennsylvania forms? Take advantage of the generous limited time remote access offers from Lexis and Westlaw. Both databases contain Pennsylvania form sets that cover a wide range of legal topics. Lexis Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms includes a...
Online privacy is an everyday concern, and its importance may be particularly heightened for those of us working from our home computers and devices during the pandemic. Choose Privacy Every Day , a website of the American Library Association , highlights some practical ways to protect your online...
The Philadelphia Courts have recently issued several orders regarding the resumption of court proceedings. On May 21, the courts amended the May 15 President Judge Administrative Order No. 33 of 2020 that contains guidance on the rescheduling of cases, filing procedures, time requirements, and more...
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...
Did you know that Pennsylvania now offers mail-in ballots for both the primary and general elections? To vote by mail in the primary on June 2, apply for your mail-in ballot no later than May 26. Thanks to Pennsylvania Act 77 of 2019 , you do not need to provide a reason or excuse if you want to...
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...