When married couples decide to divorce in Massachusetts, there are financial issues that have to be addressed. These may include child support, alimony, and the division of marital assets, among others. There is basic information about alimony and support on the Trial Court’s website under …Continue Reading Divorce and Financial Issues
All works under copyright protection published in the United States are subject to the mandatory deposit provision of the copyright law. Two copies of each work must be sent to the Library of Congress’ Copyright Office within three months of publication. (17 U.S.Code § 407) …Continue Reading Legal Deposit in the Electronic Age
The theme for National Library Week (April 10- 16, 2016) is “Libraries Transform.” How has a library made a difference in your life? The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries join libraries across the country to celebrate the transformative power of libraries. Our public law libraries give the …Continue Reading Let Libraries Transform Your Life
“Vinegar Valentine” (1911) Two years ago, we featured this Valentine on February 14, noting that it was part of a Virtual Exhibit curated by Laurel Davis for the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room in the Boston College Law Library. The Law in Postcards featured …Continue Reading A Valentine
The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries have made WestlawNext available at 15 law library locations* statewide at no charge for the user. The new service includes databases on Massachusetts and Federal law and specialized content on bankruptcy, immigration, municipal law and social security. Over 130 general treatise …Continue Reading WestlawNext and LexisAdvance now available
As we look back on significant events in 2015, we can mark the 200th anniversary celebration by the Massachusetts Trial Court of the legislation that created the first public law libraries in Massachusetts. On March 2, 2015, the day that the legislation was signed into …Continue Reading Looking Back on 2015
The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries offer six ways to get information to help you answer your legal questions. One of our favorites, online chat, is available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays). During a chat session, we will ask …Continue Reading Looking for Legal Information?
President Barack Obama will have the opportunity to appoint a new Librarian of Congress when James Billington retires as of Jan. 1, 2016. This will be the first new Librarian of Congress in nearly 30 years, and only the 14th since the establishment of the library …Continue Reading Job Vacancy: U.S. Librarian of Congress
The American Association of Law Libraries’ Task Force on Legal Skills and Knowledge for Practice has released three reports about how legal research is conducted in the practice of law, based on surveys of more than 600 attorneys and 150 law librarians from all over the …Continue Reading Teaching Legal Research
Several years ago, a woman came into our library with a question that only a book could answer. She had heard a rumor that a murder was committed on or near her property in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, many years ago, and she didn’t know if the building where …Continue Reading The Lincoln M. Grant case and the power of books
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