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Eyewitness Identification — Take A Closer Look posted on Nov 21

The Committee on Science, Technology and Law, recently released a report on the practice of eyewitness identification. The report can be read online or downloaded at no charge. For media coverage about the report see the CSTL page. For materials available at the Trial Court Law Libraries, search the   …Continue Reading Eyewitness Identification — Take A Closer Look

Crosswalk Courtesy in Massachusetts is Also the Law posted on Sep 27

General law chapter 89, section 11 lays out the law on crosswalks absent traffic signals. If a motorist is approaching a crosswalk, pedestrians have the right of way if they are in the path of a motorist or if they are within 10 feet of the half   …Continue Reading Crosswalk Courtesy in Massachusetts is Also the Law

That Text Can Wait — Don’t Text and Drive! posted on Jan 24

Texting while driving is against the law in Massachusetts, and in most states. A driver engages in three types of distracted driving simultaneously while texting. Manual, visual and cognitive distractions mean your hands, eyes and mind are not on the road. The Massachusetts Act Relative to   …Continue Reading That Text Can Wait — Don’t Text and Drive!

How Can I Get A Copy of a Massachusetts Brief? posted on Oct 19

Go to the source: in the last six years, many SJC briefs have been made available on the State court website, shortly before they are argued. Links to briefs are found on a case’s docket page, just above docket entries. The Trial Court Law Libraries are working to set up links to briefs directly from individual   …Continue Reading How Can I Get A Copy of a Massachusetts Brief?

Paying for Online Legal Forms? posted on Aug 19

Don’t! Contact one of the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries to get the forms you need. You can also go through our Ask A Librarian. For links to FREE forms, visit the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries.