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The Future Is Already Here And The Law Is Figuring Out How To Catch Up With It


In the early aughts we marvelled at the wonders of the Internet age: Free videos. (Look, a kitty pulling down a shower curtain!) Satellite maps. (Hey, the Jones' pool is bigger than ours!) Smartphones. (Cool, Boston Market has an app!) But now it's gotten put of hand. Today we're wrestling with the rise of daily fantasy golf, questions about who owns your Fitbit data, and liability issues over hacked autos.

New Book by a Jenkins Member!

Skewed, by Larry Atkins

Congratulations to Larry Atkins -- a Jenkins member who's an attorney, a journalist and a university professor -- on his new book: Skewed, A Critical Thinker's Guide to Media Bias!

Let me crib some of the summary from the inside of the book's dust jacket:

Common Pleas Court Publishes Regulation On Juvenile Lifers Sentenced Without the Possibility of Parole Program


In today's Legal Intelligencer the Court of Common Pleas published General Court Regulation No. 1 of 2016, Juvenile Lifers Sentenced Without the Possibility of Parole Program:

Congratulations to Angela Giampolo for being named to the Philadelphia Business Journal's Women of Distinction Class of 2015!


Angela Giampolo has been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal's Women of Distinction Class of 2015.

Two New Jenkins Distance Learning CLEs!


We've added two new distance learning CLEs to our roster of classes: Effective Brief Writing, presented by Ted Forrence, Esq. and Vaccines and the Law, presented by Valerie Borek, Esq.

CLE from the comfort of your home or office, any time you're ready for it -- what more could you ask for?

New Distance Learning CLE: Being the Boss in a Law Practice


Just in time for those out-of-compliance blues, we've added a new distance learning on-demand video CLE: Being the Boss in a Law Practice, presented by David Koller, Esq., of Koller Law P.C. (www.phillyhometownlawyer.com). One (1) Substantive CLE credit. Check it out!

Land Rush for Dot Law?

Oklahoma Land Rush

Come October 12 there'll be a new Top-Level Domain (TLD): .law. Currently licensed attorneys will be able to register their names, or their firm's names, for the new domain on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also premium domain names, such as dui.law, available (for a price.) Sign up here to get regular email updates on the process.

We're open today, Fri Mar 6


We're open today, Friday Mar 6. Hours: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.

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


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 6 on-demand video classes:

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


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.