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Legal research: print or online? posted on Sep 27

When doing legal research, is it easier to use online sources or books?  Which produces better results?  Can you even do it all online, if you want to? As part of the answer to this, the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries have a web page   …Continue Reading Legal research: print or online?

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New Regulations for Community Health Workers in Massachusetts posted on Sep 19

Regulations for community health care workers in Massachusetts were recently released in Massachusetts Register #1368 and codified in the Code of Massachusetts Regulations at 272 CMR 1-9.   The regulations ” govern the certification and practice of Certified Community Health Workers in Massachusetts by establishing the scope of practice and standards   …Continue Reading New Regulations for Community Health Workers in Massachusetts

Celebrating Constitution Day posted on Sep 17

Celebrating Constitution Day

The Centinel – February 9, 1788 Announcing the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in Massachusetts September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, and to  “recognize all who, by   …Continue Reading Celebrating Constitution Day

How a judge is selected in Massachusetts posted on Aug 21

In the United States, some states elect their judges, while in others they are appointed. Judges in Massachusetts are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, also known as the Governor’s Council.  This has been so ever since 1780,   …Continue Reading How a judge is selected in Massachusetts

Word(s) of the month – judge posted on Aug 20

Word(s) of the month - judge

Words of law is a regular feature of Massachusetts Law Updates, highlighting a particular word or phrase and its meaning in law. Today’s word is judge. judge, n. (14c) A public official appointed or elected to hear and decide legal matters in court; a judicial officer who   …Continue Reading Word(s) of the month – judge

Chocolate Chip Cookie: the official state cookie of Massachusetts posted on Aug 9

Chocolate Chip Cookie: the official state cookie of Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a glorious heritage, with important historical figures such as John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Paul Revere.  Shots fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts in 1775 initiated the American Revolution.  Great literary figures such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau,   …Continue Reading Chocolate Chip Cookie: the official state cookie of Massachusetts