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Five Research Questions You Can Ask Social Law Library

Posted: May 19, 2014

Have you ever wondered what kinds of research questions you can ask the Social Law Library Reference Attorneys? You can ask them anything! Our Reference Attorneys receive hundreds of complex questions each week from the largest, most sophisticated law firms in the region. They are the go-to reference source for the courts and government officials. Our legal research experts are a great place to start when you begin to search for electronic information, books, and documents. 

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1.  I am dealing with a new legal issue. Can you recommend a good treatise or practice guide to get me up-to-speed?

2.  Where can I find a form or a sample contract, pleading, motion?

3.  I have a citation to a case, but I can’t find it anywhere. Do you know what it is and where I can find a copy of it?

4.  I am trying to see what the intent was behind a piece of legislation. Can you show me how to research legislative history?

5.  Can the Reference Attorneys track a bill through the Massachusetts legislative process and notify me whenever there is activity?

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