Many companies aggregate public information generated by government entities and repackage it for a profit. Sometimes this is done by posting public data, forms, or other information on a website that has been optimized with common search phrases so it will appear at the top …Continue Reading Massachusetts legal forms and information – for free
The Electoral College system was established in the U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 1, and further clarified by the 12th and 23rd Amendments. “Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number …Continue Reading The Electoral College and Massachusetts Law
Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced that the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) has approved a new drought loan fund to assist Massachusetts-based family farms and farm related businesses. Massachusetts has lost approximately $14 million in crops due to the extreme dry …Continue Reading Massachusetts Announces the Drought Emergency Loan Fund
Many of us have pesky squirrels stealing bird seed from our bird feeders. Sometimes it looks like a particularly smart squirrel has figured out a way to get to the feeder, while others haven’t figured it out yet. We’d like to get rid of the …Continue Reading Can You Move that Squirrel?
Saturday, September 10, 2016 is “Endangered Species Day” in Massachusetts. American Bittern (Botaurus Lentiginosus) According to Massachusetts General Law chapter 6 section 15EE: “The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second Saturday in September as “Endangered Species Day” and recommending that said day shall …Continue Reading Endangered Species Day
New regulations relating to early voting in Massachusetts became effective on August 26, 2016, in time for the 2016 fall elections. The regulations implement the requirements set forth in General Laws Chapter 54, Section 25B, “Early voting; application for early voting ballots; early voting period, sites and lists; counting of …Continue Reading Early Voting in Massachusetts
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A new law for animal welfare gives pets more protections from extreme heat and weather. St. 2016, c. 248 An Act Preventing Animal Suffering And Death was signed in a ceremony by Governor Charlie Baker August 24 after Bill S.2369‘s enaction in mid-August. Massachusetts joins …Continue Reading Rescuing pets from hot cars
It’s nearly that time of year, so we thought we would highlight some of our pages that relate to schools and education. We get questions about access to student records in divorce, CORI checks for people who work with children, internet bullying, and rights of …Continue Reading Going back to school law
“ABA President Paulette Brown (2015-16) led the Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission in its one-year inquiry into how to develop sustainable action plans that would advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, the judicial system and the ABA itself.” The Commission’s work resulted in policies, online …Continue Reading American Bar Association adds diversity portal to website