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THE REFERENCE BLOG

  • Logging Evidence: Smart Devices, Privacy, and the Law

    Posted: Apr 25, 2017
    Can your cellphone’s GPS be used to estimate the speed that you were driving before an accident? Will your smart watch’s heartrate monitor be used against you in a criminal case? Welcome to the “Internet of Things” and the legal ramifications of the many devices that we use every day to track, analyze, and store personal data about who we are and what we do. . . Read Full Article
  • The Parade and the Law

    Posted: Mar 17, 2017
    The recent dispute over the threatened exclusion of a gay veteran’s group from the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade reminds us of past controversies over the event that have landed in the courts. Read Full Article
  • Finding Guidance on Ethical Issues

    Posted: Mar 01, 2017
    Since 1973, attorneys with questions about their responsibilities to clients and the Massachusetts legal system at large have looked to the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics for guidance. . . Read Full Article
  • Major OUI Law Development

    Posted: Mar 01, 2017
    In a recent decision reported in the Boston Globe and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Concord District Court Judge Robert found major problems with the reliability of breath tests police administer to drunk drivers in the state. . . Read Full Article