Last week I attended a CLE (that’s continuing legal education for the uninitiated) on practice in District Court, at which I was reminded that you can bring suit in any judicial district in which one of the parties lives or has a usual place of business, OR in the judicial district adjacent to that one. Yesterday, I was trying figure out where I could file a case, wondered which district was adjacent, and couldn’t find a map available on the internet. Naturally, I then spent several hours creating my own with Google Fusion Tables. Map after the jump…
If you’d like to see the map fullscreen, follow this link.
To see what District Court covers what town, just click on an area and the Town name and Court name will pop up.
As I said above, this map was created using Google Fusion Tables, a very cool tool in Google Labs that lets you merge huge sets of data from various tables, and if there’s location data included, put it all on a map. The relevant map data came from the free Massachusetts Office of Geographic Information database, Oliver.
And if anyone wants the underlying tables or data, I’m always happy to share, just shoot me an email or ask in the comments.