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 - Cross-Border Estate Planning

3/1/2017 4:00 PM - 3/1/2017 6:00 PM

The presenters will discuss various estate planning techniques and considerations for non U.S. persons and U.S. persons living abroad, including the taxation of non-U.S. persons; the creation, administration and reporting of foreign trusts; planning for the non-citizen spouse and qualified domestic trusts; and U.S. reporting requirements for foreign assets. Attendees will leave with a general understanding of these techniques and the ability to identify situations where such planning is needed.

CLE - Handling a 209A Case

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 - Changes and Updates in Immigration Law; What You Need to Know

3/9/2017 4:00 PM - 3/9/2017 6:00 PM

Learn about how the President’s recently issued Executive Orders could impact different areas of immigration law, and hear about important updates to immigration law that took place in 2016.

CLE - Bankruptcy 101: Intro to Bankruptcy Law for Attorneys Who Don't Practice Bankruptcy Law

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.

Higher Education Legal 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 - 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 - 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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