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Massachusetts Insurance Law posted on Oct 11

A notable new arrival at the Lawrence Law Library is the newest addition to Massachusetts Practice: Massachusetts Insurance Law.  Covering Massachusetts motor vehicle, property, life, health, and  business insurance as well as consumer protection claims, claims against insurance agents, and claims brought by an insurer   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Insurance Law

Working K9 Hero:  Nero

Working K9 Hero: Nero posted on Feb 25

    It is with deep sadness and regret that the Pittsfield Police Department announced the passing of K-9 Nero.  Nero passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 after a long illness.  Nero had worked alongside his handler, Officer James Parise, since 2006. In his   …Continue Reading Working K9 Hero: Nero

Our most frequently asked question….. posted on Oct 10

“Are you open to the public?”  Yes, we most certainly are!  You do not need to be an attorney to make use of our services.  We are committed to providing access to anyone in need of legal information. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, access to justice   …Continue Reading Our most frequently asked question…..

Tenant’s Right to Heat and Lights and ……..Air Conditioning??? posted on Jul 22

The Massachusetts State Sanitary Code Chapter II sets forth the Minimum Standards of Fitness for Habitation.   All landlord’s are required to meet these standards or face severe penalties.  While heat, hot water and electricity are deemed necessary, air conditioning is not. For more on Landlord Tenant Law   …Continue Reading Tenant’s Right to Heat and Lights and ……..Air Conditioning???

"Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem"

“Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem” posted on Jul 11

    “By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.” Such were the words of the famous English patriot, Algernon Sydney in 1659.   His words live on today as they appear as the motto on The Great Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The seal has undergone   …Continue Reading “Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem”

Fido's Day at the Beach

Fido’s Day at the Beach posted on Jul 2

A day of family fun at the beach often includes Fido.   Fortunately, Massachusetts offers a number of dog friendly beaches for all to enjoy.   Just a reminder as we celebrate the 4th of July, summer heat presents certain challenges for our furry friends.  To ensure a day of carefree, frolicking fun   …Continue Reading Fido’s Day at the Beach


The Facts Throughout our history, only 2 United States Presidents have ever been impeached.  President Andrew Johnson (1868) for violating the Tenure of Office Act; and, President William Clinton (1999) for perjury and obstruction of justice.  Both were acquitted by the United States Senate.  To date, a United   …Continue Reading IMPEACHMENT OF A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT: The Process

Revocation of Naturalization (Denaturalization) posted on Apr 23

The Immigration and Nationality Act INA §340(a),(e) Title 8 U.S.C § 1451(e)authorizes the Attorney General to institute administrative or judicial proceedings to correct, reopen, alter, modify, or vacate an order naturalizing a person. Section 340(a) provides two distinct legal bases for denaturalization or revocation of citizenship:   …Continue Reading Revocation of Naturalization (Denaturalization)

“Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!” posted on Mar 22

On this date:  March 23, 1775 Sir Patrick Henry spoke those much heralded words of freedom:  “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”  One month later, April 19, 1775, the Battle of Lexington and Concord began with   …Continue Reading “Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!”

Ivan: Sharp Shooting K-9! posted on Mar 4

M.G.L. Ch. 269 §12E prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. Violation of this statute is punishable by a fine or imprisonment. Unless, of course, the weapon is fired by “any law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of his   …Continue Reading Ivan: Sharp Shooting K-9!