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 - Crossroads: The Intersection of Immigration and Healthcare Law

2/10/2016 4:00 PM - 2/10/2016 7:00 PM

Bringing together a diverse panel of attorneys, advocates and providers, this program will discuss Immigration Law issues that health care attorneys should know, and Health Care Law issues that immigration attorneys should know.

CLE - The Nuts and Bolts of Defending Against A Medical Malpractice Action

2/23/2016 3:00 PM - 2/23/2016 5:00 PM

This program will provide an overview of Massachusetts statutes, regulations and case law relevant to the defense of medical malpractice cases. The program will outline the life of a medical malpractice case, including the notice requirement of M.G.L. Ch. 231 60L, the process of a medical malpractice tribunal, the discovery stage and explaining the medicine of the case to a jury.

CLE - Title Insurance: Coverage and Claims

2/24/2016 4:00 PM - 2/24/2016 7:00 PM

Want to learn more about what title insurance coverage is available for your clients and how the claims process works when an interest adverse to your client's title arises? Hear from an expert panel assembled to discuss title insurance coverage and claims from the perspective of the title insurance company, a claims litigator and counsel to lenders and investors. Underwriters from Fidelity National Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Guaranty Company will give detailed explanations of the coverage available. From the basic coverage provided by the policy jacket to specific coverage provide by endorsements, practitioners and title agents will gain a deeper understanding of not only the types of coverage available to their clients, but also the extent of the coverage and the requirements of the title insurance companies to providing said coverage.

CLE - Title IX from the Trenches: Practical Tips for Advising Stakeholders

2/25/2016 4:00 PM - 2/25/2016 6:00 PM

In this program, attorneys representing a range of stakeholders – the institution, the accused, and the government – will address tactics for navigating this complex terrain while understanding that the civil and criminal processes are marked by differing goals, procedural requirements, and evidentiary standards.

CLE - Are You Ready? The New Frontier in Clinical Research and the Evolving Common Rule

3/7/2016 4:00 PM - 3/7/2016 7:00 PM

In this program, diverse speakers ranging from academic research hospitals and their counsel to regulators and advisors, will explore and discuss the Common Rule, the intended purposes of the NPRM, and the potential impact of the NPRM should it be finalized in its present form.

CLE - An Introduction to Administrative and Zoning Litigation

3/10/2016 3:00 PM - 3/10/2016 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 - Students At-Risk: Providing Care, Avoiding Discrimination

3/22/2016 4:00 PM - 3/22/2016 6:00 PM

There has been an increasing need for colleges and universities to assess campus threats caused by students who pose a threat to themselves and others—many of whom potentially have disabilities. When this happens, educational institutions have to provide a safe campus without violating the needs and rights of the students.

CLE - Bankruptcy Litigation For Business Litigators

4/5/2016 4:00 PM - 4/5/2016 5:30 PM

Just imagine that you are litigating a hotly contested business litigation in the BLS and have obtained partial summary judgment when the defendant files for Bankruptcy. What does this mean for you? How does the filing impact the preliminary injunction you obtained, or your summary judgment? Can the defendant re-litigate its position? How do you protect your client’s success? Come hear bankruptcy experts, including Judge Frank Bailey, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Massachusetts, answer your questions, and tell you what you need to know as a business litigator in bankruptcy court.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - April 8, 2016

4/8/2016 8:30 AM - 4/8/2016 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 22, 2016 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

4/22/2016 8:30 AM - 4/22/2016 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 17, 2016 - SOLD OUT

6/17/2016 8:30 AM - 6/17/2016 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 11, 2016

8/11/2016 8:30 AM - 8/11/2016 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 7, 2016

10/7/2016 8:30 AM - 10/7/2016 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 9, 2016

12/9/2016 8:30 AM - 12/9/2016 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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