The following is a collection of general references. The resources are not maintained by CPCS.
Confrontation Blog devoted to reporting and commenting on developments related to Crawford v. Washington http://confront…ight.blogspot.com/
Criminal Law Professor’s Blog about criminal law, violent crime and the judiciaryhttp://lawprofe…f_blog/blog_watch/
DUI Blog http://www.duiblog.com/about/ Run by a Lawyer from California Lawrence Taylorauthor of over thirty articles and 14 books, including the standard textbooks on DUI litigation,Drunk Driving Defense, 6th ed.
Forensics Talk Blog: “I’m a registered nurse with over 30 years of clinical nursing experience combined with paralegal, forensics, fraud and medicolegal death investigation training. I Practice as a certified Forensic Nurse Examiner and am an independent forensic nurse consultant.” http://harfordm…r_of_evidence.html
Massachusetts Correctional Officer’s Walpole CO’s bulletin board is athttp://www.voy.com/12304/ , & that page has links to the boards for other institutions. At least one board has been taken down since I last visited, though it might be available in google.com’s cache or via http://www.arch…hive.org/index.php . I once had a client whose alleged disciplinary issue was openly discussed on the Walpole board, though I don’t know whether the COs are routinely that careless.
Newspaper Blogs and Message Boards Many newspapers are posting online. If you have a case that hits the media check out to see if there are blogs or online responses. Can be a source of witnesses and support for voir dire and/or change of venue. For examples see:
Boston Globe News http://www.bost…ion/breaking_news/
Boston Herald http://www.bost…s/city_desk_wired/
Boston Public Library http://www.bpl.org/
Google Book Search http://books.google.com/
Mass. State Library System. Any state employee can get a library card to the State House library. You can apply on line. With that card, you can get on-line access to their databases: Infotrac, Expanded Academic Index, Boston Globe and other local papers and Expanded Academic Index to track down articles on psychiatric and sociological issues. Mass. State Library System
Social Law Library http://www.socialaw.com/
The Social Law Library is a member-managed, dues-supported legal research institution located in the John Adams Courthouse in Boston . The Library provides research materials, training, continuing legal education (CLE) and services to the judiciary and practicing bar of Massachusetts.
Trial Court Law Libraries. http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/
Worldcat Search for an item in libraries near you http://www.worldcat.org/
News and Magazine Links
Online newspapers and TV stations in Massachusetts. http://www.disastercenter.com/mass/media.html
Online Papers In Mass This has multiple world wide news links including every online Massachusetts paper  including the Wire service covering Massachusetts state government in depth. http://www.abyz…ks.com/unitema.htm
Berkshire Eagle http://www.berkshireeagle.com/
Boston Globe It – like most papers – has a Globe Extra feature that lets subscribers search and print out articles free. This is very useful for documenting affidavits supporting voir dire http://www.boston.com/
Boston Herald http://www.bostonherald.com/
Brockton Enterprise http://www.enterprisenews.com/
CNN website It often has transcripts available for their programming. http://cnn.com
Federal News Service – full text speeches, hearings and debates. http://www.fnsg.com/
FindArticles.com “is a vast archive of published articles that you can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals. You will find articles on a range of topics, including business, health, society, entertainment, sports and more. Unlike other online collections, each of the hundreds of thousands of articles in FindArticles can be read in its entirety and printed at no cost.”http://www.findarticles.com
Hampshire Gazette http://www.gazettenet.com/
Lawrence Eagle Tribune http://www.eagletribune.com/
Lowell Sun www.lowellsun.com
Magazine Portal Find individual articles from many free magazines by browsing the categories or using the search engine. From The Atlantic Monthly to Entertainment Today to JAAPA to Mother Jones. http://www.magportal.com/
New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/
Patriot Ledger http://www.patriotledger.com/
Union News Springfield http://www.masslive.com/
Virtual LRC Online Magazine Search Page “1. Enter keyword(s) 2. Select magazine(s) desired. (select up to 4) and click Search. Try this first!” From Time to US News to New Republic to Discover and NY Review of Books http://www.virt…com/magsearch.html
Worcester Telegram http://www.telegram.com/
Babel Fish Translator http://www.babelfish.com/
Your Dictionary Searches in 260 languages/100 specialties http://yourdictionary.com
Free translators on line: http://www.worl…e/UP26384/T1/P2/l/
Office of Interpreter Services website
Provides interpreters for attorneys of indigent defendants who do not speak English.
Court-approved interpreter list– List of interpreters available for out of court assignments.