Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Massachusetts Criminal Practice, 4th ed.

The full text of Massachusetts Criminal Practice, 4th ed., edited by Eric D. Blumenson and Arthur B. Leavens, is available on the web:  http://www.law.suffolk.edu/MCP/download.cfm

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Open Meeting Regulations

The Attorney General has issued a press release   explaining some important new changes to open meeting regulations at 940 CMR 29 .
"One clarifies the regulation that allows adopting authorities to set consistent restrictions, reflecting their unique priorities and concerns, on the use of remote participation by members of public bodies. The other regulation provides additional guidance on the types of conduct that may be considered evidence of an intentional violation of the Open Meeting Law."
The first of the two changes became effective August 3; the second will be effective September 14.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Guardianship Form and Procedure

The Mass. Probate and Family Court has announced "the release of form MPC 829 Notice of Intent to Admit to a Nursing Facility for Short Term Services and MPC 955 Instructions, for completing and filing the form.   The form is available for use on or after Monday, August 27, 2012."

The court's press release describes the new law and the conditions under which the new form should be used.