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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.

Find Your Legislators

Newton City Charter and Ordinances

 

 

Newton City Hall

The Newton Free Library is located conveniently across from Newton City Hall.  

 

 

 

 

Newton District Court

Newton District Court

Excerpt from Massachusetts Court System: In civil matters, District Court judges conduct both jury and jury-waived trials, and determine with finality any matter in which the likelihood of recovery does not exceed $25,000. The District Court also tries small claims involving up to $7,000 (initially tried to a magistrate, with a defense right of appeal either to a judge or to a jury). Fifteen of its judges serve on the Appellate Division, an appellate tribunal with published opinions that is organized in three geographical districts, and sits in three-judge panels, to review questions of law that arise in civil cases.  Read more about the District Courts on the Massachusetts Court System website.

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