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Massachusetts Bar Association

  • Dates: Current
  • Description: Recent bar news and lawyer referral service.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Dates: Current
  • Access: Current files open access; to access archived files you need a username and password (ask for these at the Law Library Information Desk)
  • Description: Legal newspaper for Massachusetts; contains news articles, practice commentaries and some court opinions.

State House News Service

  • Dates: 1986- present (legislative coverage); 1998- present (press releases)
  • Access: Ask at Information Desk
  • Description: State House News Service is a private reporting service located in the Massachusetts State House. Access to reporters' coverage of all Senate and House debates from 1986 to present; reporters' articles on legislative public hearings from 1986 to present; and feature stories authored by News Service staff on political and policy issues, including Governor's Council activities. Press releases issued by individual legislators, local lobbying groups, and governmental offices which are distributed to the State House News Service are included from 1998 to present.

Additional Resources

If you are new to the Massachusetts legal system, we recommend that you begin your research by consulting the Boston College Law School's Massachusetts Legal Research Guide.

To learn more about Massachusetts legal research, we recommend the following publication: Handbook of Legal Research in Massachusetts (Boston: MCLE, 2002)  Boston College Law Library, Reference Desk, KFM 2475 .H36 2002.