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 - Navigating The Federal Whistleblowing Statutes – Learn From The Experts

3/29/2017 4:00 PM - 3/29/2017 7:00 PM

Learn from the experts on how to best navigate the federal whistleblower bounty programs and anti-retaliation provisions.

CLE - The Consumer Financial Services Market: Current Trends and Future Outlook

4/3/2017 12:00 PM - 4/3/2017 2:00 PM

Join us to gain a better understanding of changes to expect from federal regulatory bodies and federal courts under the new presidential administration.

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 - Handling a High Conflict Custody Case

4/11/2017 4:00 PM - 4/11/2017 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 - Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Being Prepared/Crisis Response

4/11/2017 4:00 PM - 4/11/2017 6:00 PM

This session will discuss the substantive data security risks faced by healthcare providers; common terms and coverage limits for cybersecurity insurance coverage (along with a discussion of traps and pitfalls); risk assessment protocols for healthcare providers and downstream vendors/subcontractors; recent enforcement trends.

CLE - Water Infrastructure: Past, Present, and Future

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

Senator Eldridge, Michael Rawson, and many more esteemed panelists speak about the water infrastructure in Massachusetts.

Intellectual Property Protection In China: Successes And Challenges

4/18/2017 8:00 AM - 4/18/2017 2:00 PM

Have you ever considered doing business in China? Join us to learn about other companies’ successes, failures, and best practices regarding IP in China. This unique program will bring together thought leaders and policy makers on China IP issues from US Government and academics to share their insights on critical issues involving China IP.

CLE - Antitrust in Healthcare – Foundations, Operations, Transactions

4/26/2017 4:00 PM - 4/26/2017 7:00 PM

Join us to hear from experts in the field and learn how to how to recognize and think about antitrust issues in the operation of and transactions involving health care providers and insurers.

CLE - Fair Housing; Hot Topics

4/27/2017 3:00 PM - 4/27/2017 6:00 PM

Join us for a brief overview of Fair Housing laws; a discussion of new and emerging trends, enforcement issues and recent case developments; and presentation of academic research on the effects of residential segregation.

CLE - Litigating Employment Based Immigration Claims in Federal District Court: a primer for immigration practitioners

4/27/2017 3:00 PM - 4/27/2017 5:00 PM

This program will provide business immigration practitioners with a “how to” on litigating APA and Mandamus claims in federal district court.

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 - 44th Annual Workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations Specialists

5/6/2017 9:00 AM - 5/6/2017 12:30 PM

Join the BBA at Harvard Law School for this intensive workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations professionals. This annual program will familiarize labor relations practitioners with current trends in collective bargaining and other issues affecting public employees.

CLE - 27th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

5/18/2017 3:00 PM - 5/18/2017 6:00 PM

The Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference is an annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2017 beyond.

BBA Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference

5/24/2017 8:00 AM - 5/24/2017 4:00 PM

The Boston Bar Association’s inaugural Privacy Conference will bring together attorneys from private practice and in-house legal departments to network and discuss key topics and trends in privacy and cybersecurity.

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.

CLE - 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.

CLE - 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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