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Women in Law Posted on Apr 28

Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts , published by MCLE (2012), tells the story of women’s progress in the legal profession in Massachusetts from 1882 to the present day. The book includes historical biographies of the state’s first women   …Continue Reading Women in Law

Massachusetts Benefit Corporations: Doing Well by Doing Good Posted on Jan 18

Chapter 156E of the Massachusetts General Laws became effective on December 1, 2012.  It provides for “benefit corporations,” a unique business or professional corporation whose purpose is not only to serve the interests of the shareholders, but also to “create a material, positive impact on   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Benefit Corporations: Doing Well by Doing Good

Statutes of Limitations-Is this case time-barred? Posted on Jan 16

Statutes of Limitations-Is this case time-barred?

When bringing or defending a cause of action, one important question is Is this claim time-barred? The Trial Court Law Libraries have materials to help you with this question. Here are a few good places to start your research: Massachusetts Practice Series Civil Practice volume   …Continue Reading Statutes of Limitations-Is this case time-barred?

Questions about Medicare Posted on Jan 9

Many people have questions about Medicare, the different programs, the home health benefit, and what exactly is Part D prescription drug benefits. There is a lot of online material that will help with these questions. The federal government’s website is a great starting point. From   …Continue Reading Questions about Medicare

New Article on Medical Marijuana Posted on Dec 15

The Lowell Law Library recently acquired the 2014 edition of Understanding DUI Evidence.  One of the articles it contains is entitled  “Medical Cannabis and the Law.” With the approval of dispensaries moving along, we thought we would highlight a new resource.  The book is available   …Continue Reading New Article on Medical Marijuana

How Much Time is Allowed for this Civil Action? Posted on Nov 28

Massachusetts Pleading and Practice: Forms and Commentary just added a Timetable section by Raymond P. Austrotas to volume 1. It includes practice commentary and cross references to the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure and the Massachusetts Rules of Appellate Procedure. The Timetable has columns for   …Continue Reading How Much Time is Allowed for this Civil Action?