Have a Quick Question? Ask Your Local Law Librarian.

June 15, 2017 – Do you have a quick legal question, but don’t want to hire a lawyer?  Did you know that Massachusetts Law Libraries can provide individuals with legal information and resources through their “Ask a Law Librarian” service? Here are 6 ways you can connect with them.

  • Text Messaging: Texts can be sent to 617-674-1455 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If questions require more than 140 characters, please text your email address along with your question so your question can be answered properly.
  • Telephone: Call your nearest law library and a law librarian will conduct a brief reference interview to identify your legal issues and select materials that are most likely to assist you. A list of library locations and phone numbers can be found here.
  • Online Chat: Quick questions can be answered using an online chat Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Instant Messaging: IM masslawlibMonday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Email Form: Complete a simple email form with your question and expect a response within 24 hours or less.
  • Visit a Law Library: Law libraries are open to everyone just like public libraries. For in-person referral assistance, to borrow books or to print and view electronic resources visit your local law library! Click here for a list of locations and directions.

Find more information about email these services here.  If you need additional assistance, please contact the BBA Lawyer Referral Service intake staff at 617-742-0625 or online through this form.