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 Julia Carvalho at
jcarvalho@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1994.

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

POSPTONED: CLE - Understanding and Valuing S Corporations

10/19/2017 4:00 PM - 10/19/2017 7:00 PM

Join us for a discussion on the Internal Revenue Code sections that have powerful impacts on transactions between shareholders and their closely held business/CPA ethics and responsibilities to produce credible financial statements and tax returns.

Pitching to Win – How to Navigate a Conversation with a Prospective Client

10/24/2017 8:00 AM - 10/24/2017 9:30 AM

This program is ideal for business-development-minded marketers and managing partners who are looking for a competitive edge at the pitching table

Brand Yourself Workshop

10/24/2017 1:00 PM - 10/24/2017 6:30 PM

Jury Improvement Lunch

10/25/2017 12:00 PM - 10/25/2017 1:30 PM

Join State and Federal judges from Massachusetts and recent jurors for a lunch to thank the jurors for their service and to learn from them how we can improve civil jury trials.

CLE- You Can't Take It With You: Issues With Real Estate In A Probate Estate

11/9/2017 3:00 PM - 11/9/2017 5:00 PM

Join Trusts and Estates and Real Estate for a CLE on how to navigate the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code when an Estate owns real estate.

CLE - Intellectual Property Portfolio Management

11/13/2017 4:00 PM - 11/13/2017 7:00 PM

Learn about successful strategies for managing your intellectual property portfolio.

CLE - Asylum 201: Post-Asylum Grant Advanced Topics

11/27/2017 1:00 PM - 11/27/2017 4:00 PM

Asylum experts will share their knowledge and tips on a variety of advanced asylum issues, centered around working with clients who have been granted asylum and are working towards the next step, whether applying for their green card or petitioning to bring their relatives to the U.S.

CLE - Funding Your Charitable Programs: Structuring Partnerships and Joint Ventures to Optimize Charitable Purposes and Social Impact

11/29/2017 2:00 PM - 11/29/2017 5:00 PM

Join us for an overview of different types of partnerships and joint-ventures and potential issues and solutions in forming and operating these partnerships and joint ventures.

CLE - Handling a High Conflict Custody Case

12/6/2017 4:00 PM - 12/6/2017 7:00 PM

Hear tips from the bench on what to do and what not to do when representing a client in a high conflict custody case.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - December 8, 2017 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

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.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - February 9, 2018

2/9/2018 8:30 AM - 2/9/2018 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 - April 20, 2018

4/20/2018 8:30 AM - 4/20/2018 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 - April 27, 2018 @Western New England

4/27/2018 8:30 AM - 4/27/2018 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 1, 2018

6/1/2018 8:30 AM - 6/1/2018 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 16, 2018

8/16/2018 8:30 AM - 8/16/2018 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 - October 19, 2018

10/19/2018 8:30 AM - 10/19/2018 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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