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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Can the second and third cars in line proceed through a stop sign? Posted on May 23

This is one of the most common questions we get. People who learned to drive in Massachusetts some years ago were taught that it was OK, and don’t quite believe that the law (MGL c.89, s.9) says otherwise. Happily, the Boston Globe printed a column   …Continue Reading Can the second and third cars in line proceed through a stop sign?

Giving a Caregiver Authorization to Make Decisions for Your Children Posted on May 20

MGL c.201F provides a mechanism for parents to authorize a caregiver to make educational and health decisions for their children: the Caregiver Authorization Affidavit. A caregiver is defined as “an adult with whom a minor resides,” and there are, of course, many reasons why a   …Continue Reading Giving a Caregiver Authorization to Make Decisions for Your Children

Probate and Family Court Standing Orders Posted on May 10

We’ve added the text of all currently effective Probate and Family Court Standing Orders to our site. The court has added three new standing orders in the past few weeks, which brought the need for a centralized page to our attention. The new orders: Standing   …Continue Reading Probate and Family Court Standing Orders

Open Court Project Puts Quincy District Court Live on Internet Posted on May 2

Beginning today, the Quincy District Court’s First Criminal Session’s proceedings will be streamed live over the Internet. The Open Court project is an experiment in improving access to court proceedings. “At the outset, a video camera has been set up to stream the court’s First   …Continue Reading Open Court Project Puts Quincy District Court Live on Internet