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Published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in Boston, MA .

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  • Legal ethics -- Massachusetts.,
  • Attorney and client -- Massachusetts.

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No. 2000-18.09

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StatementLynn A. Girton, Chair ... [et al.].
ContributionsGirton, Lynn A., Tremblay, Paul R., Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (1982- )
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Paginationxiv, 200 p. :
Number of Pages200
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Open LibraryOL16646382M
LC Control Number99069601

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