Social Law’s collection includes over 500,000 volumes of primary and secondary resources, case law, administrative decisions, court rules, legal journals, records and briefs, and more. The Library’s focus is on collecting primary and secondary resources for practicing attorneys in Massachusetts. We also collect resources for all of the fifty United States, Asia, Canada and Europe.

Among the many highlights of our collection are the entire MCLE Library, SJC and Appeals Court records and briefs, CCH state tax reporters, periodicals in print and online, PLI, ALI/ABA, Mass Bar Association, Boston Bar Association and American Bar Association publications.

Collection   Description    Details 
Federal Law Includes primary law and regulations, case law, legal forms and encyclopedias, BNA tax portfolios, CCH reporters, Aspen, West and Lexis publications. Online Catalog
Federal Law Resources
Massachusetts Law
Current and historical statutes, regulations, case law, agency decisions, MCLE, court documents, records and briefs, Mass Practice, Online Catalog
Mass Practice Title List
International Law Secondary “how to” materials on numerous countries including China, Canada, England, Italy and Mexico. Online Catalog
International Litigation PDF 
State Law Historical laws, annotated statues, practice sets, jury instructions and CCH tax reporters. New England Practice Set Title List
More State Law Resources

Access to the LexisNexis Digital Library. The collection contains over 1,000 volumes of federal and state law, Matthew Bender treatises, forms and more.

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Databases 24/7  AILA Link, Fastcase, HeinOnline, Law Journal Press, Legal Trac, Social Law Library databases. Databases
Historical and Special Collections  Includes the original Social Law Library collection, the Red Books, the Great Molasses Flood trial transcripts and other rare materials. For more information on this collection please contact the Reference Department at (617) 226-1520.

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