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Jenkins is Now an Approved Distance Learning CLE Provider in Pennsylvania!

02/11
2015

As you know, you're now able to take 6 of your required 12 annual Pennsylvania CLE credits via distance learning. We can help you with that. Jenkins Law Library is now an approved distance learning CLE provider in Pennsylvania. To begin with, we're offering 5 on-demand video classes:

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): NewsBank's New User Interface

08/11
2014

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201403): As of the end of July 2014, NewsBank sports a new user interface. This video illustrates some of the changes, especially with regard to searching specific newspapers. NewsBank is a 24/7 benefit for Jenkins Law Library members.

New Pennsylvania CLE rules for 2015

02/18
2014

Beginning in 2015 the Pensylvania Continuing Legal Education ethics requirement will be raised from 1 hour to 2 hours. (The annual CLE requirement will remain at 12 credit hours.) The distance learning option has been increased to 6 hours -- now you can take half of your required credits from your home or office.

Read more at www.pacle.org/distance_learning/press_release.asp.

Is Jenkins Open?

02/12
2014

We will be closed on Friday February 14 due to the snow emergency. We'll also be closed on Monday February 17 for President's Day. When in doubt, call 215.574.7900 to hear a recorded message about our hours.

Stay warm and safe!

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201402): Exploring Loislaw Treatise Library

01/31
2014

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201402): We're excited to announce a new online resource, Loislaw Treatise Library, which gives you access to the full text of more than 130 practice books plus federal and state cases and statutes. This video shows you how to browse and search the treatises in the collection. Loislaw is a 24/7 benefit for Jenkins Law Library members.

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201401): Fastcase Caselaw Available in HeinOnline

01/9
2014

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201401): Last year Fastcase and HeinOnline signed a content-sharing partnership. This video covers the integration of Fastcase caselaw into HeinOnline. Fastcase and HeinOnline are both 24/7 benefits for Jenkins Law Library members.

We're launching our "Above and Beyond" campaign

11/20
2013

Did you know that membership dues only account for about 20% of our budget? We have to rely on other sources of funding, such as the tax on court filing fees (way down this year), to make up the rest. That's why we're launching our "Above and Beyond" campaign. When you complete your 2014 Jenkins membership renewal -- which you should have received in the mail -- we're asking you to round up your payment so that we can use contributions above and beyond membership dues to help keep Jenkins strong.

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201307): Protecting Saved Passwords, Firefox vs. Chrome

08/12
2013

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201307): Firefox lets you protect your saved passwords with a master password. Google Chrome does not, calling the master password a "false sense of security" given that a skilled hacker who gets access to your computer will be able to extract whatever information he/she desires. That's true -- but a master password is still good protection against the other 99.9% of the people who want to snoop at your information.

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201306): HeinOnline's Federal Legislative History Library

07/10
2013

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201306): This video covers the most efficient ways to find published legislative histories in HeinOnline, plus how to find other materials (books, law journal articles, etc.) relevant to legislative histories. HeinOnline is a 24/7 benefit for Jenkins Law Library members.

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201305): Google Conversational Search

05/28
2013

Jenkins Law Library Video Tip (Episode 201305): Google Chrome v.27 upgrades Google's voice search capabilities. Now you can have a "conversational search" with Google, and it can understand a lot of the context involved in your spoken searches. It's a baby step towards the Star Trek computer of the future.