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Massachusetts Basic Practice Manual

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1236 pages in 2 volumes (printed book)
5th Edition 2015
© 2015 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 1,200 pages of substantive law and practice guidance.

Compiled for attorneys who practice in multiple areas, MCLE's Massachusetts Basic Practice Manual includes citations to the most important statutes and cases, procedural requirements, checklists, step-by-step explanations of how to handle problem areas, sample forms, and much more.

Recent updates:

  • Update: February 2015

    Dear Subscriber:

    Thank you for updating your reference library with the 2015 edition of the Massachusetts Basic Practice Manual. This product incorporates the latest developments in the practice areas most important for lawyers on the front lines of today's legal practice.

    Highlights from the developments reflected in the edition include

    • case law on when a lawyer's status as a witness requires disqualification;
    • discussion and sample language for wills and trusts pertaining to the treatment of digital assets such as email accounts and online bank accounts;
    • additional guidance on when a trust under will may be more appropriate than a living trust;
    • decisions on the proper scope of alimony orders, including distinctions between temporary and general term alimony as well as the appropriateness of rehabilitative alimony;
    • further information on the ability-to-repay rule relating to mortgage transactions;
    • guidance from the Supreme Judicial Court on the circumstances under which a plaintiff fails to exhaust administrative remedies before initiating a private suit under the Massachusetts Wage Act;
    • enactment of legislation and issuance of a Superior Court standing order on participation in juror voir dire by attorneys and self-represented parties; and
    • developments relating to the conduct of depositions, including the permissible scope of behavior by counsel.

    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 - Taking the Case: Conflicts of Interest (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 2 - Understanding Client Fund Accounts (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 3 - Drafting Simple Will and Trust Clauses (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 4 - The Probate and Administration of Estates in Massachusetts (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 5 - Buying and Selling a Home (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 6 - Divorce Demystified (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 7 - Choice of Business Entity (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 8 - Organizing a Massachusetts Corporation (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 9 - Representing Clients in the United States Bankruptcy Court (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 10 - Introduction to the Practice of Employment Law (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 11 - Depositions (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 12 - Preparing and Trying a Civil Case (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 13 - Successfully Defending an OUI Case (Buy Chapter)
Appendix - Additional Practice Forms (Buy Chapter)



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