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Legal Periodical Alerts
The Library can alert members each time a new issue of a legal journal is published as well as provide a list of the table of contents from the issue. Choose from over 100+ journals covering general practice, corporate law, estates and trusts, Massachusetts law, real estate, taxes, and more, and stay up to date on developments in your area of practice or the legal field in general. Each time a new issue comes out you will be notified and you can then request an article or the full issue.
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House and Senate Journals Update Notification
Receive notifications when the House and Senate Journals are updated on malegislature.gov.
The Journals are summaries of the procedural steps that were taken during each legislative session in either the Senate or the House each day. They note which bills are assigned to committees, when bills are reported out of committee, if any amendments are voted on, whether there are new drafts, and when bills are sent to the other chamber and then governor. Typically, the journals do not provide much in the way of commentary; they are summaries, not transcripts. However, occasionally statements or questions and clarifications from legislators may be included.
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Receive instant notifications when the House and Senate Journals are updated on malegislature.gov. The Journals are summaries of the procedural steps that were taken during each legislative session in either the Senate or the House each day. Click here to subscribe.
Interested in bill tracking? Our Reference Attorneys also have access to State House News Service, Mass Trac and other up to the minute reporting sources for Massachusetts law. We can easily keep track of where specific bills are in the legislative process, alert members when the text of a bill has changed or the Governor has signed a bill in to law, locate floor debates and reports (when available) and help you stay current on important legislation. To find out more about this service contact Jessica Jones at email@example.com or (617) 226-1359.
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