Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

Second Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142

Legal Resources on the Internet

Attorneys

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
http://www.martindale.com/
Directory of lawyers and law firms.

 Laws & Regulations

Massachusetts General Laws
http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws

Code of Massachusetts Regulations
http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/source/mass/cmr/index.html

US Code
http://uscode.house.gov/search/criteria.shtml
Contains the text of current public laws enacted by the United States Congress.

Code of Federal Regulations
http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html
Rules published in the Federal Register by departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Legal Assistance

Boston Bar Association Business Law Pro Bono Project
http://www.lawyersclearinghouse.org/for-nonprofits/business-law-pro-bono-project
Free legal assistance for nonprofit organizations, facilitated by the Legal Referral Director at the Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness. Click this link to find out more about this service and requirements for eligibility. To receive an application for assistance and/or answers to your questions regarding the Boston Bar Association Business Law Pro Bono Project, please call 617-723-0885 or email legalreferral@lawyersclearinghouse.org.

Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau/ Community Enterprise Clinic
http://www.bc.edu/schools/law/services/academic/programs/clinical/lab.html
Provides free legal representation to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits in Greater Boston and Metro West communities. Services are available for low-and moderate-income, minority and women-owned small and emerging businesses and nonprofits. Services are free for residents of Waltham, Watertown and Newton. If you are 60 years old or older, their Elder Project provides information, advice, and referral to residents of Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley and Weston, regardless of income. For inquiries, please call 781-893-4793.

Economic Justice Project/ Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law of the Boston Bar Association
http://www.lawyerscom.org/
The Lawyers’ Committee offers “Business Legal Clinics” for entrepreneurs to meet with an experienced business attorney to seek advice on business legal issues that arise in starting a new business or operating an existing one. “Legal workshops” also cover various legal topics entrepreneurs need to know in starting a new business or growing an existing one. To attend a clinic or workshop, and find out about the criteria for receiving legal services, please contact the Lawyers’ Committee at 617-482-1145.

The Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School
http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/clinical/tlc/
The Transactional Law Clinics offer free and low cost legal services to clients throughout the metropolitan Boston area. Legal services are made available to clients who could not likely afford assistance. The Clinics provide advanced law students at Harvard Law School the opportunity to gain practical experience and earn academic credit by handling real cases for real clients. Students are supervised by attorneys who are experienced practitioners and mentors.

 

Legal Periodicals

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
http://masslawyersweekly.com/
Current news and recent court opinions from the newspaper of the Massachusetts legal profession.