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Online Legal Research for Judges

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm UTC

Explore the Social Law Library’s Free Online Resources


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As a Massachusetts judge, you receive free, unlimited, 24/7 access from anywhere to the Social Law Library’s premier legal research databases and online resources. Recent updates and improvements to these databases make these resources more useful to judges than ever. Judges familiar with the Social Law Library’s online databases and resources (as well as those new to the Library) will find this hands-on training useful. Social Law’s Senior Reference Librarian, Brian Harkins, will cover a range of topics including:

  • Social Law’s Massachusetts Court Databases, including the SJC, Appeals Court (including 1:28 decisions), the Business Litigation Session of the Superior Court, Appellate Division of the District Court and BMC, statewide Housing decisions, Land Court decisions, Mass Rules of Court, and more.
  • Social Law’s Massachusetts Administrative Databases, including the Appellate Tax Board, Mass Commission Against Discrimination, Civil Service Commission, Divisions of Labor Relations and Insurance, Departments of Environment Protection and Insurance, plus 14 others.
  • Fastcase, a Comprehensive Online National Law Library, includes all 50 State and Federal Appellate Courts, Federal District, Bankruptcy and Tax Courts, and Complete State and Federal Statutes and Codes.
  • HeinOnline, the world’s largest collection of law and law-related material including the full text of law reviews and many U.S. Government and United Nations documents.
  • NEW! LexisNexis Digital Library, provides access to nearly 300 eBook titles. This collection includes general practice resources as well as Massachusetts-specific titles like the Annotated Laws of Massachusetts and LexisNexis Practice Guides on e-Discovery and Massachusetts Administrative Law.
  • Ailalink (provided by the American Immigration Lawyers Association), as well as CLE course materials, periodicals and direct access to the wealth of e-print resources offered by American Law Institute – American Bar Association.
  • Plus much more!


Thursday, April 9, 2015
5:30pm - 7:30pm UTC
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