BBA Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs offer in-depth training in a number of practice areas. Each seminar covers significant trends and topics while providing practical knowledge and core skills to help you develop your practice.


Our live and on-demand programming is available in a range of formats. Check out live webcasts through West LegalEdcenter as well as CLE Course Material packages to suit your interests, schedule, and learning style.

If you would like to be added to our email list to receive notices of upcoming CLE programs, please send an email to cle@bostonbar.org or call (617) 778-2020.

CLE Credit
The BBA is an accredited CLE provider in Rhode Island. Rhode Island is an approved jurisdiction allowing for CLE credits in several states, including New York, California, and New Jersey. Forms certifying your attendance will be provided upon request. If you need CLE credit in another state for your attendance at a BBA CLE program, we can provide you with a uniform certificate of attendance for filing in that jurisdiction. For any further questions about your CLE requirements outside of Massachusetts, please contact your state's CLE administrator.  If you are in need of more information about CLE at the BBA, please contact Margaret DeMoura at
mdemoura@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1946.

Reminder: Starting July 1, 2014 attorneys admitted in New Hampshire must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance. For more information visit the NH Supreme Court Rule 53 page.

NEW! The BBA has gone digital! We are reducing our printing of hard copy materials for accredited programs. All of our materials are now offered in electronic format and is sent in advance to registrants via email.  Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms so you can easily have your materials on your portable devices and laptops! Hard copies are available to order at the program; You would receive your paper materials 2-3 weeks after the program occurs.    

Upcoming CLE Programs

CLE - The Intersection of Tax and Family Law

1/19/2017 4:00 PM - 1/19/2017 7:00 PM

How should an attorney argue a support issue with reference to taxes and how does that argument differ for the recipient versus the payor? Is an unallocated order always best?

CLE - Tools for Efficiently Handling Commercial Contracts, including Sales/Use Tax in SaaS contracts

1/23/2017 4:00 PM - 1/23/2017 6:00 PM

This program will offer strategies and techniques to help a practitioner face the challenges of offering advice on commercial contracts in a cost and time effective manner. The program will review how to review and provide feedback on the key contract terms.

CLE - Key Health Law Issues in Massachusetts in 2016

1/24/2017 4:00 PM - 1/24/2017 7:00 PM

Join the BBA Health Law Committee as we look back on 2016 in a "Year in Review". Representatives of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, the Health Policy Commission, the Office of the State Auditor and the Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and others will discuss legal and policy implications of 2016, and challenges faced by the industry as we move into the post-election world.

17th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review - The Changing IP Landscape

1/26/2017 3:00 PM - 1/26/2017 6:00 PM

Join the Boston Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section for the premier IP event of the year. Learn what you need to know about the most important intellectual property cases and legislation of the past year.

CLE - Anti-Money Laundering Update for Financial Services Companies: Understanding new and proposed FinCEN rules

1/26/2017 4:00 PM - 1/26/2017 6:00 PM

This program is designed to assist practitioners understand the regulatory expectations that financial services institutions have related to new and proposed FinCEN rules and AML program requirements. The panel will discuss FinCEN's final rule related to customer due diligence for certain financial institutions and the proposed AML rule for Investment Advisors.

Brand Yourself 2.0 - Develop Your Business

2/2/2017 1:00 PM - 2/2/2017 6:00 PM

On December 1st, the Boston Bar Association will host Brand Yourself 2.0. This interactive workshop-style conference will provide the opportunity for mid-level associates to work with business development and marketing professionals to build written business development plan as well as a strategy to remain accountable to that plan.

Practicing with Professionalism - February 10, 2017 - REGISTRATION CLOSED - AT CAPACITY

2/10/2017 8:30 AM - 2/10/2017 5:30 PM

This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule in accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. Newly admitted attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.

CLE - 2016 Year In Review: Changes and Updates in Immigration Law

2/13/2017 4:00 PM - 2/13/2017 6:00 PM

Join us to hear about some of the most important updates to immigration law in the areas of business immigration law, waiver applications involving consular processing, and crimmigration that took place in 2016. They will have a jumping off point to know what resources to use in order to learn more about these changes and understand them at a deeper level.

CLE - Chapter 209A: Probate Court or District Court?

3/2/2017 4:30 PM - 3/2/2017 7:00 PM

Domestic violence and allegations of domestic violence add another layer of complexity to divorce litigation. This seminar will address assisting your client in the filing of a 209A Complaint and seeking a restraining order, assisting your client when served with a 209A complaint and restraining order, how to prepare for and prosecute or defendant a 209A Complaint and what to do when a complaint is filed in the District Court during the pendency of a divorce action or vice versa. We will also discuss how to address the issue of custody and parenting time when there is a 209A order and jurisdictional issues related to 209A orders.

CLE - An Introduction to Administrative and Zoning Litigation

3/9/2017 3:00 PM - 3/9/2017 6:00 PM

The program will provide an introduction and overview of the law and procedures of court appeals of administration and zoning land use entitlements, with a particular focus on the law of standing.

CLE - Employee Classification in the Modern Economy

3/9/2017 4:30 PM - 3/9/2017 7:00 PM

In this program, panelists from an array of federal and state enforcement agencies, and from class action and defense firms will explore a variety of different legal contexts in which misclassification arises, as well the underlying policy issues that may affect future legislation.

CLE - Bankruptcy 101: Introduction to Bankruptcy Law and the Bankruptcy System

3/15/2017 5:00 PM - 3/15/2017 7:00 PM

The program will focus on the basic structure of a bankruptcy proceeding from beginning to end, how to read the Bankruptcy Code, how bankruptcy cases travel between the bankruptcy and district court, and how the appeals process is structured.

BBA Higher Ed Conference

3/22/2017 8:00 AM - 3/22/2017 5:30 PM

Hear from leaders in higher education about the primary legal issues they’ve been confronted with and the problem-solving approaches they’ve enacted to facilitate institutional development and promote positive campus affairs. The conference is geared towards college and university legal practitioners who advise higher education leadership directly and professionals who wish to participate in discussions around the emerging legal issues within the higher ed space.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - April 7, 2017- REGISTRATION CLOSED

4/7/2017 8:30 AM - 4/7/2017 5:30 PM

This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule in accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. Newly admitted attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism (Springfield) - April 28, 2017

4/28/2017 8:30 AM - 4/28/2017 5:30 PM

This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule in accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. Newly admitted attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - June 23, 2017

6/23/2017 8:30 AM - 6/23/2017 5:30 PM

This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule in accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. Newly admitted attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - August 10, 2017

8/10/2017 8:30 AM - 8/10/2017 5:30 PM

This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule in accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. Newly admitted attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.

Practicing with Professionalism - October 13, 2017

10/13/2017 8:30 AM - 10/13/2017 5:30 PM

This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule in accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. Newly admitted attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.

Practicing with Professionalism - December 8, 2017

12/8/2017 8:30 AM - 12/8/2017 5:30 PM

This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule in accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. Newly admitted attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.
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