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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Black’s Law Dictionary for the iPhone Posted on Apr 29

West has unveiled an app for the iPhone for the 8th edition of Black’s Law Dictionary. The app sells for $49.95. For the record, the 9th edition is being published in hard copy in June, and we were quoted $75.00. No news on whether they   …Continue Reading Black’s Law Dictionary for the iPhone

Limited Representation Expanded Posted on Apr 23

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has issued an order expanding the availability of limited assistance representation to courts beyond those included in the pilot project. Originally, attorneys were permitted to assist self-represented litigants in the Hampden, Suffolk and Norfolk Probate and Family Courts without taking   …Continue Reading Limited Representation Expanded

Road laws updated for bicycles Posted on Apr 15

Chapter 525 of the acts of 2008 amend existing laws regarding bicycles on the roads. The law will require law enforcement to be trained in bicycle safety enforcement. It will target both the actions of bicyclists, as well as drivers that endanger cyclists. Bicycles are   …Continue Reading Road laws updated for bicycles