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“Access to Justice is a fundamental right of every citizen of the United States. Legal information is an essential element of this right. Law libraries are integral to the administration of justice as providers of legal resources. Each state law library and appellate court library holds its resources in public trust to ensure that legal information is available to all citizens.”

– from the Preamble to the Appellate Court Libraries and State Law Libraries Standards

approved by the Executive Board of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) July 11, 2013

The Standards include sections on Governance, Budget, Personnel, Physical Plant & Facilities, Access to Justice, Information Services, Technical Services, and a recommended core Collection.

The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries are member libraries of the State, Court and County Law Libraries Special Interest Section of AALL, the body that put together these standards.

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