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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Adopts a New Code of Judicial Conduct

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted on January 8, 2014 a new Code of Judicial Ethics that will go into effect July 1, 2014 (Rules of Judicial Administration No. 420). Among notable changes from the prior code is the adoption of provisions dealing with nepotism and service on commercial boards, including the issues of recusal and disqualification. For text of the new Code, go to:



Dear Library Patrons,

It is time once again to renew your library membership. We are thankful for your continued support to help keep Allegheny County Law Library a thriving legal information center. Some feature benefits include WestlawNext, and remote access to LegalTrac and LLMC. We have also added additional databases to the collection and will expand our CLE classes this coming year to meet your needs. Listed below are cardholder benefits: 

Here is a link to the Borrowers' Application Form.

Access to Subscription Databases:

WestlawNext: WestLawNext is here and users will be able to email results. Federal and all states primary sources; ResultsPlus for over 600 secondary sources; ALR, Am. Jur. 2d., C.J.S., National form sets, Causes of Action, Am Jur Trials, Am Jur Proof of Facts, Am Jur Pleading and Practice Forms, Federal Procedural Forms.
Pennsylvania materials include PA appellate briefs, trial filings, Pleadings, Motion & Memoranda; PA Graphical Statutes & Legislative Histories; West’s PA Forms, Goodrich-Amram, PA Practice Series, Summary of PA Jurisprudence, Standard PA Practice.

Lexis: Federal and all states primary sources; Shepards Citations. Pennsylvania materials include: statutes, P.L.E., Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms, PA Transaction Guide and single volume PA treatises.

BNA: Tax Management Portfolios.

HeinOnline:Law Journal Library;
CFR, ACLL, Federal Register;
U.S. Statutes at Large; U.S. Code;
Federal Legislative Histories. NEW
: Bar Journals; Taxation
database; History of Bankruptcy;
History of International Law; Legal
Classics; World Constitutions

NEW: American Law Institute-
American Bar Association
(ALI-ABA) database
: all ALI
books; CLE seminars; forms;
white papers.

Cardholder Discounts

  • 20% discount on all Continuing Legal Education
  • Discount on Document Delivery (fax or email).
  • All lawyers and support staff become cardholders with
    single subscription
  • Checking out books from one of the largest collections
    of legal materials between both libraries
  • Circulation privileges at both the County and Duquesne
    Center for Legal Information –2 week loans!

 We look forward to assisting you with your legal research needs in the coming year. Please do not hesitate to ask for any assistance.                                 

Sincerely yours, 

Joel Fishman, Ph.D. 
Assistant Director for Lawyer Service

Professor Frank Y. Liu
Director of DCLI/ACLL


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Washlaw is a free, comprehensive, legal research web resource developed by Washburn University School of Law. Washlaw strives to post all known online legal-related links. Highlights of this useful resource include the following: The site's homepage lists legal topics alphabetically by subject and geographic area, including numerous international links. The directories page links to over 50 online legal directories from law schools, law firms, and other legal related sites. The federal law and government documents page "provides access to all known federal law in the United States as well as law-related government document resources. It is arranged by subject and agency." Similarly, the site maintains an extensive listing of state legal resources. There is also a page devoted to foreign, international, and United Nations legal resources. These links feature primary and secondary resources for numerous countries. A page devoted to law firm links is available, including regional, national, and international offices. The "law jobs" page not only lists employment resources, but also important professional development resources pertaining to continuing legal education, legal seminars, and bar preparation.