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About Boston, MA
With over half a million inhabitants and a rich history dating back to the American Revolution, Boston is the historic and cultural hub of New England. The city was the site of several famous events during our nation’s early history,including the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill. Paul Revere made his famous ride through Boston to warn its citizens of the impending arrival of British troops. The greater Boston area is now home to over 100 colleges and universities, including Harvard, which contains oldest law school in the country. Famous Boston attorneys include Samuel and John Adams.
In The News: Boston has also been making recent legal headlines with the trial of the city’s infamous mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger. While most mobsters are sent to prison for white collar crimes such as tax evasion, Whitey Bulger’s recent convictions for involvement with murders that happened over 30 years ago is proof of Boston’s increasingly hard stance against criminals. A growing number of criminal defendants in the area are hiring private Boston criminal defense attorneys to represent them rather than relying on public defenders.
Getting Legal Assistance in Boston
These days Boston is home to over 9,000 lawyers that are experienced in a number of legal areas. With so many Boston Lawyers to choose from, it may be difficult for someone dealing with a legal issue to decide which lawyer is right for them. LegalMatch.com can help you choose the right lawyer for your case, free of charge. Tell LegalMatch.com about your issue, and they will find a pre-screened Boston lawyer who knows how to help you.
Boston lawyers practice in a diverse number of legal areas. These include family law, criminal law, personal injury law, real estate law, bankruptcy law, and many others. Boston Legal may put a popular spotlight on the Boston legal landscape, but real Boston lawyers are helping clients everyday. Recently, Boston lawyers successfully sued an out of state scam artist who was fraudulently charging Massachusetts residents for insurance that he never actually intended to provide. The plaintiffs were awarded over $5 million dollars in their suit.
Information About the Legal System in Boston
Competent Boston Lawyers know the ins and outs of the Massachusetts court system, from the District Court all the way to the Superior Court. Within the greater Boston area many lawyers are familiar with the Boston Municipal Court, the Chelsea District Court, the Suffolk County Superior Court, the John Adams Superior Courthouse, and the Supreme Court of Massachusetts. Boston attorneys are also familiar with the various court departments, such as Housing, Juvenile, Land, and Probate and Family.
You can also explore Boston’s legal procedures and practice with one of the following external resources:
- The Boston Public Library
- Harvard Law Library
- Boston College Law Library
- Lawyer Referral Services in Suffolk County, MA
- Directory of Massachusetts State Bar Associations
Find a Lawyer in Boston, MA
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