Legal citation indexes have been used since the 19th century, but computers have now made possible new ways of finding and using case law. The Mass. Trial Court Law Libraries make the tools for conducting legal research available to the public for free.
Any property owner in Massachusetts has online access to the deed to their property and the property record card used to generate their tax bill by their local assessors. This blog post guides the reader through the process of finding these records.
Uniform or model laws are drafted to establish consistency and fairness across multiple jurisdictions. Learn more about the process by which uniform laws are drafted and enacted in Massachusetts and see a list of those that have been adopted in the state.
The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries are celebrating Library Week, which runs from April 23rd - 29th. Learn more about libraries' recent developments in public services, staff, technology, and more!
Can animals sue in the court of law? Read more about a dolphin named Kama, who was named as a plaintiff in the court case Citizens to End Animal Suffering & Exploitation, Kama, et al. v. New England Aquarium.
Can an animal species sue on its own behalf for its welfare and survival? Read more about the 1988 case Palila v. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and subsequent court commentary on the topic.