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Law: QuickStart Guide

This guide is intended to serve as a starting point for finding legal information and is intended for public library users and librarians.

Federal and State Forms

Document Delivery Service

Need a document? a case, legislation, regulation, legal form? Fill out a request form, and pending availability and any restrictions the document will be delivered to you by means you have selected, during their library hours, approximately 8am-4pm, depending upon location.

Self Help Books with Legal Forms

Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, Applications

Forms may be found in West's Massachusetts Practice Series in various volumes and accompanying CD-ROM.  Ask a librarian for help.  Use the \ Index to the series to help identify a volume containing the form you need. A symbol indicates if there is a CD-ROM.    Look below for a breakdown of the Massachusetts Practice Series table of contents.

Massachusetts Forms: Agencies & Department

Be sure to check under the tab for Massachusetts Code of Regulations (CMR) where you will find listings of agencies and departments.  Forms are found there specific to those agencies and departments.  One example is the RMV - Registry of Motor Vehicles, which is under the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Vital Records

Birth, marriage death, divorce and other records