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 - Financing Affordable Housing Projects – An Overview

5/2/2016 3:00 PM - 5/2/2016 6:00 PM

This program will provide an overview of how affordable housing construction and preservation projects are structured and financed.

CLE - Hear From the Judges: Best Practices to Navigate the First Circuit Court of Appeals

5/3/2016 4:00 PM - 5/3/2016 5:30 PM

Join your colleagues before a panel of First Circuit Court of Appeals Judges and hear how to best argue within the Court of Appeals.

CLE - Productivity and Delay Claims on Complex Construction Projects

5/4/2016 2:00 PM - 5/4/2016 5:00 PM

By attending this program, you'll learn how to best compile, analyze, and defend delay and productivity claims on complex construction projects.

CLE - Working With Restricted Gifts to Non-Profit Organizations

5/5/2016 2:30 PM - 5/5/2016 5:00 PM

This program will address a myriad of legal and practical issues related to restricted gifts made to charities and other nonprofit organizations.

CLE - 43rd Annual Workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations Specialists

5/7/2016 9:00 AM - 5/7/2016 12:30 PM

This annual program will familiarize labor relations practitioners with current trends in collective bargaining and other issues affecting public employees.

CLE - The Supremes: A Year in Review of Labor & Employment Cases

5/10/2016 4:00 PM - 5/10/2016 6:00 PM

Join the Labor & Employment Section for our annual review of U.S. Supreme Court and MA Supreme Judicial Court labor and employment law cases. Learn how these decisions will impact the advice you provide your clients and how you practice.

CLE - Business Valuations in the Family Court Context

5/16/2016 4:30 PM - 5/16/2016 7:00 PM

This program will focus on business valuations in the probate and family court context, including discussion of how business valuations impact settlement and trials. In addition to reviewing cases and trends in Massachusetts Courts, the experienced panelists will offer views from all sides of the bench.

CLE - Natural Gas Pipelines: Federal, State and Local Perspectives

5/17/2016 3:00 PM - 5/17/2016 6:00 PM

This program will look at the federal, state and local legal issues that are implicated when an existing pipeline is expanded or a new pipeline is proposed.

CLE - Partnership Audit Reform: Federal and State Implications

5/18/2016 9:30 AM - 5/18/2016 12:00 PM

This program will provide an overview of the new federal partnership audit regime and will discuss challenges partnerships and partners will face in the new procedural environment.

CLE - Managing a Global Workforce: The Intersection of Employment, Immigration, Export Controls and Data Privacy Laws

5/18/2016 3:00 PM - 5/18/2016 5:00 PM

Learn how to spot the legal issues that arise when job applicants and/or employees are foreign nationals.

CLE - 26th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

5/19/2016 3:00 PM - 5/19/2016 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 2016 beyond.

CLE - Healthcare Fraud 2016: Government and Defense Perspectives

5/24/2016 4:00 PM - 5/24/2016 7:00 PM

This program presents a unique opportunity to hear from federal and state prosecutors and regulators on new approaches and developments in the area of healthcare fraud enforcement.

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 - SOLD OUT

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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