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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.

At-A-Glance

Do you have a LAW QUESTION???  Ask a law librarian. 

ALSO: Dial-a-Lawyer for free, 5:30-7:30 pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.  Coming up 2017: March 1 ; April 5 ; May 3 ; June 7 ; July 5 ; August 2 ; September 6 ; October 4 ; November 1 ; December 6

"To use Dial-A-Lawyer, call (617) 338-0610 on the first Wednesday of the month between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m."

 

What's New

A view of the Federal Hall of the City of New York, as appeared in the year 1797

From the Library of Congress

The Declaration of Independence

Primary Documents in American History and the New Nation, 1775-1815

Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts has a collection of these historic documents.

Fourth of July Celebration

To celebrate Independence Day, the Chapin Library has been pleased to host readings of the Declaration of Independence, the British reply to the Declaration, and the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, by actors from the Williamstown Theatre Festival. In conjunction with this, the original copies of the founding documents are on view in the Chapin Gallery (Sawyer Room 406).