Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Black's Law Dictionary for the iPhone

West has unveiled an app for the iPhone for the 8th edition of Black's Law Dictionary. The app sells for $49.95. For the record, the 9th edition is being published in hard copy in June, and we were quoted $75.00. No news on whether they plan to update it to the 9th any time soon.
See the West promo on their blog.
It could come in handy for those on the fly questions...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Limited Representation Expanded

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has issued an order expanding the availability of limited assistance representation to courts beyond those included in the pilot project. Originally, attorneys were permitted to assist self-represented litigants in the Hampden, Suffolk and Norfolk Probate and Family Courts without taking on full representation. The program proved so successful that the SJC has decided to permit limited representation in any court in which it is authorized by that court department's Chief Justice, with the approval of the Chief Justice for Administration and Management. The order includes applicable forms and is effective May 1, 2009.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Worcester Law Library Move

The Worcester Law Library has begun the process of moving down the street to their new location, but the library is still open and happy to serve you at its current location in the old courthouse at 2 Main Street. Because things are somewhat chaotic, you may want to call ahead to 508-753-1312 before visiting.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Road laws updated for bicycles

Chapter 525 of the acts of 2008 amend existing laws regarding bicycles on the roads. The law will require law enforcement to be trained in bicycle safety enforcement. It will target both the actions of bicyclists, as well as drivers that endanger cyclists. Bicycles are expected to follow the rules of the road, although there are a few exceptions. They must stay on the right hand side of the road, but can pass a car on the right when it is safe to do so.

The state does not expect the training to be implemented until 2010, but the law is in effect today.

We also have a page on traffic violations for other laws.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Retrievelaw is Working Once Again

Retrievelaw is back! We apologize for the inconvenience earlier today.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Moses Tumbles

WHDH reports that the statutue of Moses in the Worcester courthouse was knocked over by an irate man yesterday and is badly damaged. The statue stood in the old courthouse for nearly one hundred years and was just refurbished and installed in the new location a few weeks ago (See pictures of the move on our flickr site).  It is not yet known if the statute can be repaired.

Money and Divorce Brown Bag Lunch

Susan Miller of Aurora Financial Advisors will present Money and Divorce: Challenges in Tough Economic Times at the Norfolk Law Library Wednesday April 29 from 12:30-2:00. She will focus on:
  • Tax implications of alimony/child support arrangements
  • Options for division of equity in marital home
  • Capital gains issues
  • Issues regarding division of financial assets
Pre-registration is not necessary. Bring your lunch, beverages will be provided. Contact the library for directions or more information.