Legal Resources

Helpful legal information, Massachusetts General Laws, model jury instructions, rules of evidence, citable motor vehicle offenses


I. Massachusetts General Laws

1) Massachusetts General Laws site - massachusettsgenerallaws.com
The links on the Massachusetts General Laws site allow you to search the online version of the Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) published by the state. The Massachusetts General Laws are also called the General Laws of Massachusetts, and they contain many of the statutes or laws of Massachusetts.

2) Massachusetts Legislature site - malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/Search
General Laws are Session Laws or sections of Session Laws that are permanent in nature and of general application. General Laws are codified according to subject matter in a multi-volume publication entitled the General Laws of Massachusetts. This site provides an unofficial version of the General Laws, available through an index or search feature.



II. Massachusetts Model Jury Instructions

Massachusetts Court System site - mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/districtcourt/jury-instructions/criminal
Extensive resources and Criminal Model Jury Instructions are available in PDF format on this site.



III. Massachusetts Civil Citations

Massachusetts Court System site - mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/districtcourt/cmviassess2001.html
Table of Citable Motor Vehicle Offenses effective May 1, 2001



IV. Massachusetts Rules of Evidence

Massachusetts Guide to Evidence - Mass.Gov site - mass.gov/courts/sjc/guide-to-evidence
The purpose of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence is to make the law of evidence more accessible and understandable to the bench, bar, and public. We encourage all interested persons to use the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence.