Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Laws by Popular Name

One of the hazards of doing legal research electronically is that if your exact search terms are not in the document you need, you won't find it. Since many laws and regulations are known by a popular name, like the lemon law or Megan's law, they can be hard to locate. To help the researcher, our site includes a table of Massachusetts Laws by Popular Name, compiled by librarians. The table includes entries such as bottle bill, Jessica's law, spite fence, and Title 5. It also includes links to cases or law review entries when appropriate, such as the listings for Duquette waiver and Ginsberg formula for alimony. The newest addition is Yolanda's Law, signed last week, which improves children's mental health treatment in Massachusetts.