“Access to Justice is a fundamental right of every citizen of the United States. Legal information is an essential element of this right. Law libraries are integral to the administration of justice as providers of legal resources. Each state law library and appellate court library …Continue Reading Appellate Court Libraries and State Law Libraries Standards
The Supreme Judicial Court has released an opinion that states that sex offenders that were categorized as level 2, when publication on the internet was not in effect, should not be named publicly on the web. Retroactive application of the change in the statute …Continue Reading SJC rejects publication for level 2 sex offenders registered before statute change
Our libraries have a selection of materials to help experienced attorneys and self represented litigants improve their persuasive legal writing skills. A Brief Guide to Brief Writing: Demystifying the Memorandum of Law, is a recent lively read laced with humor, but full of specific tips for writing briefs …Continue Reading Better Legal Writing
In MacDonald v. Caruso, 467 Mass. 382 (2014), the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that when a defendant seeks to end a permanent abuse prevention order, they “must show by clear and convincing evidence that, as a result of a significant change in circumstances, it is …Continue Reading SJC issues new ruling on 209A appeals
As it gets warmer, people start going outside to enjoy the nice weather. If you or your child gets hurt however, who is the responsible party? What should the trial strategy be? One source to look at for answers is Am. Jur. Trials. The latest …Continue Reading It’s all fun and games until someone get hurt.
A new 2013 edition of this helpful guide, Resource Guide for Mass. Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren, has been added to the website of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Mass. The Resource Guide covers care & custody basics, childcare & school programs, financial issues & child support, …Continue Reading Resource Guide for Mass. Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren
100 Years Ago this month; one day before the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson, the Women’s Suffrage Parade took place in Washington D.C. It seemed to be off to a good start despite that it was a late start, but it soon became choked up …Continue Reading Women’s Suffrage Parade
If you are appealing a speeding ticket (or other civil motor vehicle infraction), here are some links to help you “learn the ropes.” Law: Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, section 17 Speed limits. Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, section 3. Civil motor vehicle infractions procedure, including …Continue Reading Appealing a Speeding Ticket?
On March 1, 1692, three women, Sarah Osborne , Sarah Good and Tituba , were charged with the illegal practice of witchcraft, setting in motion the infamous Salem Witch trials during which numerous other people were similarly charged. The newly appointed Governor, William Phips, created the Court …Continue Reading The Devil Made Me Do It
If you are a patron of the Trial Court Law Libraries, you have remote access to our Hein Online database. They recently announced you have the option to change the search language of the interface to Spanish. Once you’ve logged in, using your patron card number, …Continue Reading Spanish Language Search Interface is available on HeinOnline
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