Massachusetts law resources in the state library statutes and legislative materials acts and resolves also known as the session laws this publication includes enacted legislation during a particular year arranged in chronological order. Find massachusetts case law codes treatises news public records verdicts and settlements get a free trial of massachusetts legal research from lexisnexis. This guide is designed to highlight selected resources for doing legal research in massachusetts it is designed primarily for harvard law school students staff and faculty at present it focuses on massachusetts state materials and not materials related to the federal courts in massachusetts . Dates varies by source description the states statutory code is the massachusetts general laws text of official ie unannotated edition of the general laws the general court web site contains the code and is current within 6 months check session laws on same site for recent changes. State based legal research may involve the use of sources that are unique to that jurisdiction as a general rule of thumb it is advisable to start massachusetts legal research in a secondary source particularly if you are not familiar with the area of law
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