Major Web Resources for Law Jobs

Looking for a legal job? The For Student's area of the DCLI web site offers a Career Services list of major web resources for law jobs. Try the below links for more employment information:

Important Pennsylvania Legal Resources

DCLI maintains an extensive collection of Pennsylvania Legal Research publications. Did you know the following resources are also available via free internet sites?

Purdon's Statutes


DCLI's collection includes two copies of Purdon's Statutes. The Pennsylvania General Assembly offers a link to the Unofficial Purdon's from West. However, this online version is not annotated.

Access to unofficial PA statutes is possible, due to an agreement between Thomson West and the Pennsylvania Legislative Reference Bureau. To access the resource, go to the Pennsylvania General Assembly site located at http://www.legis.state.pa.us, and under Law Information, select the Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes from West link.

The Pennsylvania Code


The following description is from the Pennsylvania Code web site:

The Pennsylvania Code website reflects the Pennsylvania Code changes effective through 39 Pa.B. 398 (January 17, 2009).

Information included at this site has been derived directly from the Pennsylvania Code, the Commonwealth's official publication of rules and regulations.

Pennsylvania Bulletin


The following description is from the Pennsylvania Bulletin web site:

The information included at this site has been derived directly from the Pennsylvania Bulletin, the Commonwealth's official gazette for information and rulemaking. We have developed this site so that the latest published information may be accessed every Friday at 9 a.m. EDT, the first moment that the information may be furnished to the public.

The Pennsylvania Bulletin Online includes the following: Statewide and local court rules; the Governor's Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly; Rulemakings by State agencies; Proposed Rulemakings by State agencies; and State agency notices.

PALawLibrary (Subscription resource available to Duquesne University students & faculty: contact library for login information)


This resource offers access to Pennsylvania District & County reports, including all county court cases. Changes in court rules are updated daily, just click on the "recent amendments" link. The site's homepage highlights recent "cases of interest" as well. Access is available to Duquesne School of Law students and faculty, simply contact DCLI circulation desk for user name and password. PaLawLibrary is the result of a strategic alliance between the Jenkins Law Library and American Lawyer Media-PA . The creation of this integrated web site provides easy and inexpensive access to judicial opinions, trial listings, court rules, and other legal information.

Don't forget to check Westlaw and Lexis for additional online Pennsylvania secondary resources.

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