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How to do Massachusetts legal research

How to do Massachusetts legal research

maximizing efficiency in the print and online environment

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Published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in Boston, MA .
Written in English

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  • Massachusetts.
    • Subjects:
    • Legal research -- Massachusetts.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementVirginia Wise, chair ... [et al.].
      ContributionsWise, Virginia J.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFM2475 .H69 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 104 p. ;
      Number of Pages104
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL713227M
      LC Control Number97081366

      Basics of Legal Research I. What are you looking for? II. How to start III. Case law IV. Statutory law V. Administrative law VI. Secondary sources VII. Updating case law I. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Share Primary law Secondary sources Primary law A basic understanding of the United States legal system is essential to knowing what to look for. Learn how to do legal research in law school with this educational resource from LexisNexis. This is a great tool for pre-law students and first year law students to prep for classes.

      ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxiv, pages: illustrations ; 22 cm. Contents: Introduction to legal research --Legal research as a process --Secondary sources --Judicial opinions --Case law research --Statutes --Legislative process and legislative history --Administrative law --Constitutions --Law of evidence and rules of court, including rules of. What We Do; Who Pays For This; Contact Us; Get the law. Constitution; Supreme Court; U.S. Code; CFR; Federal Rules. Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure; Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; Federal Rules of Evidence; Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure; U.C.C. Law by jurisdiction. State law; Uniform laws.

      The second edition of Massachusetts Legal Research is designed to provide first-year law students a concise, practical introduction to the process of legal research. Law students, law clerks, practitioners, legal assistants, librarians, and laypeople will find it a useful introduction to Massachusetts legal .   If you are trying to do legal research and are in the state of Massachusetts, you have a couple of options available to you. Just so we’re on the same page, when I say “legal research,” I mean real legal research, as in, the kind of research a real attorney would do.


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How to do Massachusetts legal research Download PDF EPUB FB2

Introduction. This guide is designed to highlight selected resources for doing legal research in Massachusetts. It is designed primarily for Harvard Law School students, staff and faculty.

At present, it focuses on Massachusetts state materials and not materials related to the federal courts in : Michelle Pearse.

Extensive treatment of the research process with Massachusetts and federal examples makes this book suitable as a stand-alone text for an introductory legal research course. Chapters discussing how to locate and use specific Massachusetts sources make this book a useful quick reference guide for the Massachusetts lawyer or : E.

Joan Blum. Introductory chapters discuss the importance of legal research in legal problem solving, strategies for locating relevant primary and secondary authority, and ways to evaluate research ing these introductory chapters, Massachusetts Legal Research discusses legal secondary sources, and then addresses Massachusetts primary sources and techniques for using them with chapters on judicial opinions, statutes, administrative law /5(2).

Massachusetts Legal Research is a concise guide to researching Massachusetts law and to the general process of legal research. Its intended audience includes law students as well as practitioners and paralegals. Extensive treatment of the research process—with Massachusetts and federal examples—makes this book suitable as a stand-alone text for an introductory legal research course.

The following resources are books and web pages that provide guidance on how to conduct legal research. Law Library of Congress Guide to Law Online "Access quick guides to legal research techniques and tools compiled by research specialists from the Law Library of Congress."Author: Lisa Di Valentino.

considerations. State-based legal research may involve the use of sources which are unique to that jurisdiction. This guide provides an overview of the legal research process in Massachusetts. It focuses on the primary sources: the constitution, statutes, administrative law.

Reading Legal Citations, Boston College Law Library. This is a great source on how to read legal citations in general. Quick guide to understanding Massachusetts citations. The information below is a "quick and dirty" guide to common Massachusetts citation forms and what they mean.

Massachusetts Law About Are you starting legal research on a topic. This is the place. We have collected laws, regulations, cases and websites on over topics to simplify your research. The Legislative Process in Massachusetts Legislation may be filed by members of the House and Senate and by the Governor.

The state constitution also allows citizens to ask their legislators to present bills “by request” (these bills do not necessarily have the support of the legislators who file them).

The Legal Research Pyramid. Starting on the Open Web. E.g., and. Good place to start but: 1. Not specific enough 2. Rarely authoritative (can’t cite to Google in court) 3. Credibility of sources is always a question. Use for initial background research only.

Contribution to Book How to Do Massachusetts Research: Finding the Massachusetts Constitution and Statutory Law How to Do Massachusetts Legal Research: Maximizing Efficiency in the Print and Online Environment ()Author: Filippa M.

Anzalone. The second edition of Massachusetts Legal Research is designed to provide first-year law students a concise, practical introduction to the process of legal research. Law students, law clerks, practitioners, legal assistants, librarians, and laypeople will find it a useful introduction to Massachusetts legal Book Edition: Second Edition.

The BC Law community of current students, faculty and staff have access to all MCLE (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education) content via the new OnlinePass product.

The MCLE Online Pass contains content from over continuing education programs, the full-text of more than e-books and over 2, hours of audio or video files of course.

LEGAL RESEARCH GUIDE #1 Reading Legal Citations BOSTON COLLEGE LAW LIBRARY What is a citation. A citation is a reference to legal authorities and precedents such as statutes, cases, regulations and law review articles.

Citations are used in arguments to courts, legal textbooks, law review articles and the like to establish or fortify the. Having said all this, the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries have a series of “Law About ” web pages designed to provide legal research information on a variety of topics.

The “Law About ” web pages include the relevant laws and regulations, and further. This guide provides an overview of the legal research process in Massachusetts, including secondary and primary sources.

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the call numbers listed in this guide are for the Boston College Law Library’s Massachusetts Collection, located on Level 4 of the : BC Law Staff. If you're looking for laws, you might want to visit the Library of Congress's legal research site, which provides links to state and federal statutes.

How to Design a Good Search To do a good search you need to anticipate the words used in the statutes you are searching. Legal research: print or online. Posted on Sep When doing legal research, is it easier to use online sources or books.

Which produces better results. Can you even do it all online, if you want to. As part of the answer to this, the Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries have a web page Continue Reading Legal research: print or online.

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A necessity for legal research, the Handbook of Legal Research in Massachusetts shows you how to excel in the research of primary and secondary sources for Massachusetts case law, statutory law and regulatory authorities.

The Handbook provides a sound basis in many sources of basic public law in Massachusetts. Researchers unfamiliar with Massachusetts legal materials will find. Massachusetts Legal Research is designed to provide first-year law students a concise, practical introduction to the process of legal students, law clerks, practitioners, legal assistants, librarians, and laypeople will find it a useful introduction to Massachusetts legal sources.HOW TO DO LEGAL RESEARCH WITH WESTLAW Today’s Topic is researching the law.

By the law, I am referring specifically to a number of sources of law, such as case law (which is the decisions rendered by courts of law, and administrative agencies). We also have statutory law, which are.Get this from a library!

Massachusetts legal research. [E Joan Blum; Shaun B Spencer] -- "[This book] has been extensively revised to outline a process of effective and efficient legal research that may incorporate print resources, free Internet resources, and commercial platforms.