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 Jacqueline Querubin at
jquerubin@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1952.

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 - Anatomy of a Class Action Trial

5/27/2015 10:00 AM - 5/27/2015 12:00 PM

Hear from the experts on how to lay out the best offense or defense from day one as well as what you need to know while in the trenches at court.

CLE - Strategies for Advising Nonprofits in Financial Distress

6/1/2015 2:00 PM - 6/1/2015 4:00 PM

Hear from the experts on how to counsel nonprofits going through financial troubles. Whether the nonprofit is large or small, any organization can be negatively influenced by a decrease in donations, grants, and other funding. Our panelists will provide practical tips on how to best advise your clients.

CLE - ERISA Fiduciary Developments

6/2/2015 3:30 PM - 6/2/2015 6:30 PM

Learn about the latest audit, litigation and operational developments on retirement plan fees. Hear from two expert panels discussing the most recent developments in ERISA fiduciary guidance.

CLE - Hot Topics in Family Law Practice: The Year In Review

6/2/2015 4:00 PM - 6/2/2015 7:00 PM

The family law section brings you the "hot topics" in family law practice over the past year.

CLE - Labor Law for Employment Lawyers

6/3/2015 4:00 PM - 6/3/2015 7:00 PM

Get a better understanding of the general framework of traditional labor law in the U.S. After this program, you will know how to recognize and approach legal issues under the National Labor Relations Act in employment litigation, and how to effectively represent clients in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

CLE - The FCPA Public Corruption and Government Prosecutions - An Update

6/4/2015 4:00 PM - 6/4/2015 6:30 PM

Get a comprehensive overview and update of the FCPA, public corruption and government fraud prosecutions.

CLE - Surviving a Cyberattack: Preparedness and Resiliency in Action

6/8/2015 3:00 PM - 6/8/2015 5:30 PM

Learn how to respond to a cyber attack and how to be proactive in developing a response plan and spotting issues before an attack occurs.

Crimes of Violence Definition in Immigration Law (Free Program)

6/8/2015 4:00 PM - 6/8/2015 6:00 PM

Learn how to analyze whether a conviction is a “crime of violence aggravated felony." Receive an update on the evolving definition of the term with a focus on recent developments in the First Circuit, and hear about innovative ideas for arguing that a criminal conviction does not constitute a crime of violence aggravated felony.

CLE - Five Years Later: The Next Chapter in Affordable Care Act Implementation

6/9/2015 4:00 PM - 6/9/2015 7:00 PM

Learn about the major implementation efforts with the Affordable Care Act, and how the changes have affected employees, health plans, and consumers. The panel will discuss these important issues in three panels: Consumer Issues, Employees Issues, and Plan and Provider Issues.

CLE - Hot Topics in Copyright Law: Content Creation and Distribution and the Prospects for Copyright Reform

6/10/2015 12:00 PM - 6/10/2015 2:00 PM

This panel discussion will focus on the state of copyright law, existing legal regimes governing the creation and distribution of content, and the prospects for copyright reform. The panelists will focus their attention on music, taking about protections for musical compositions and sound recordings, compulsory vs. market-based approaches to licensing, the roles of various institutional players in the music industry (including publishers, labels, and performance rights organizations), and the scope of the fair use doctrine.

CLE - Confronting Challenges: Risk Management and Disability Protections on College Campuses

6/10/2015 4:00 PM - 6/10/2015 7:00 PM

Our panel will present on the challanges of assessing threats on campus when they intersect with disability rights. Learn how to better respond to students who present a threat on campus.

CLE - Trusts & Estates Year in Review 2015

6/11/2015 3:00 PM - 6/11/2015 6:00 PM

This seminar offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the year’s significant developments in Massachusetts and federal laws that affect every estate planning practice.

CLE - Massachusetts Tax Update for 2015

6/18/2015 2:00 PM - 6/18/2015 5:00 PM

In this annual tax program, our panelists will examine customer complaints and securities arbitrations from various perspectives.

CLE - The Life-Cycle of a Securities Arbitration

6/18/2015 3:00 PM - 6/18/2015 6:00 PM

The CLE will examine customer complaints and securities arbitrations from various perspectives. After the program, join the panel and members of the Financial Services Section at the End-Of-The-Year Reception.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - December 11, 2015

12/11/2015 8:30 AM - 12/11/2015 5:30 PM

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