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An Act approving the establishment of law libraries by lawyers in each county was approved by Governor Caleb Strong on March 2, 1815.  Beginning in 1842, these law libraries were open to the public.  For 200 years the libraries have provided access to the law to the citizens of the Commonwealth.

In order to mark this milestone, the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries will be hosting local celebrations during the week of March 2, 2015.  Please contact your local Trial Court Law Library for specifics about the local events.

A reception will be held on March 26, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm in the Great Hall of the John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108.  There will be remarks by members of the Judiciary, an attorney and a representative from the library community.   Light refreshments will be served.  We hope you can join us.

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