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Massachusetts Basic Practice Manual

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736 pages in 1 volume (printed book)
6th Edition 2017
© 2017 MCLE, Inc.
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MCLE's Massachusetts Basic Practice Manual gives you immediate access to your own instant law library in the most important areas of solo and small firm practice—over 700 pages of substantive law and practice guidance. This manual addresses the challenges most important for lawyers on the front lines of today's legal practice, such as drafting a will or a trust, helping a client buy a home, trying a case, and handling a client's divorce. This focus on primary practice areas has been intensified with the addition of materials for landlord-tenant law, zoning, LLC formation, and workers' compensation. With essential citations, downloadable forms, checklists, and step-by-step explanations, the Massachusetts Basic Practice Manual is an indispensable resource for Massachusetts attorneys.

Recent updates:

  • Update: August 2017

    Dear Subscriber:

    Thank you for updating your reference library with the 2017 edition of the Massachusetts Basic Practice Manual. With this edition, MCLE has intensified the book's focus on the most common areas of solo and small firm practice, adding extensive new materials on

    • landlord-tenant law,
    • zoning,
    • LLC formation, and
    • workers' compensation.

    The book's remaining materials have been updated throughout to reflect important recent developments. Highlights include

    • guidance on resolving title issues and changes in practice accompanying implementation of the "TRID" rule on mortgage lending;
    • information on new Probate and Family Court child support guidelines to be effective September 15, 2017;
    • updated information on statutory thresholds and local court practice in U.S. Bankruptcy Court proceedings;
    • revised guidance on the ethical issues arising in connection with corporate representation;
    • recent case law in operating-under-the-influence cases, including discussions of the permissible scope of expert testimony and the admissibility of blood alcohol test results; and
    • a 2016 Supreme Judicial Court case on the use of self-help discovery in employment cases.

    We trust you will find the Massachusetts Basic Practice Manual a valuable resource, as we at MCLE continue our efforts to bring you the latest solutions to the issues you face in your practice

    Very truly yours,

    John M. Lawlor, Esq., MCLE Publications Attorney

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 - Drafting Simple Will and Trust Clauses (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 2 - The Probate and Administration of Estates in Massachusetts (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 3 - Buying and Selling a Home (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 4 - Residential Landlord-Tenant Practice: Creating and Terminating Residential Tenancies (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 5 - Zoning Practice: Procedures for Obtaining Variances and Special Permits (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 6 - Divorce Demystified (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 7 - Organizing a Massachusetts Business (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 8 - Representing Clients in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 9 - Preparing and Trying a Civil Case (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 10 - Successfully Defending an OUI Case (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 11 - Introduction to the Practice of Employment Law (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 12 - Workers’ Compensation Practice: Initial Steps in Representing Claimants, Employers, and Insurers (Buy Chapter)



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