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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Visualizing the Law – Creating Online Tools to See Context Posted on Dec 8

Visualizing the Law – Creating Online Tools to See Context

Reading law, in a print environment, allows the reader to see context. Bibliographies, research guides, tables of contents, indices, and digests add meaning to place the statute, case or treatise in context. Some of the meaning gets lost when we access the law in an   …Continue Reading Visualizing the Law – Creating Online Tools to See Context

Tribal Law Within Massachusetts Posted on Dec 4

The Law Library of Congress has recently created the Indigenous Law Portal. This portal provides convenient access to current sources of law directly from indigenous communities themselves and historical sources of tribal law from the collections of the Library of Congress. “Mapping American Indian Constitutions   …Continue Reading Tribal Law Within Massachusetts

A Rare Book: The Case of Tilton v. Beecher Posted on Dec 2

A Rare Book:  The Case of Tilton v. Beecher

  In addition to the most up-to-date law books, serials, and online legal resources, the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries maintain collections of rare and historical books on legal topics.   These rare book collections are distributed among the various law libraries in the statewide system.   …Continue Reading A Rare Book: The Case of Tilton v. Beecher

Free Consumer Information Posted on Dec 1

Free Consumer Information

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation publishes a variety of free pamphlets on subjects of interest to consumers. “Tenant Rights and Responsibilities” and “Landlord Rights and Responsibilities” are among the most popular. Text only versions of the tenant and landlord pamphlets are   …Continue Reading Free Consumer Information