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

POSTPONED: CLE - Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law

1/28/2015 4:00 PM - 1/28/2015 7:00 PM

This annual criminal law program is designed to give the practitioner an overview of the major developments in state and federal criminal law and the impact of these cases as well as other administrative, legislative and procedural changes/issues that have impacted the practice of criminal law in these forums. You will learn approaches to the law and criminal practice that prosecutors and defenders, alike, can take full advantage of to maximize the benefits and minimize the drawbacks of the practice in this interesting and important area of the law.

CLE - Protecting your Practice from the Unexpected

1/29/2015 4:00 PM - 1/29/2015 7:00 PM

Learn how to protect you and your practice. Whether you’re just starting out or celebrating 25 years helping clients, if you’re a small firm or solo practitioner, an event that interrupts your practice could put an end to it if you don’t have a plan in place.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - February 6, 2015 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

2/6/2015 8:30 AM - 2/6/2015 5:30 PM

This program has reached capacity, please register for another of our 2015 Practicing with Professionalism Programs.

CLE - Advising Municipalities and Developers on Climate Change and Adaptation

2/11/2015 3:00 PM - 2/11/2015 6:00 PM

Learn how to advise municipal clients to revise regulations and planning policies, and how to advise developers to design projects to address the challenges of climate change.

CLE - Litigation Practice & Strategy: What Every New Civil Litigator Should Know

2/18/2015 3:00 PM - 2/18/2015 5:30 PM

This program will provide a unique opportunity for new litigators to learn valuable lessons in litigation practice and strategy.

CLE - Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Reform is in the Air

2/24/2015 4:00 PM - 2/24/2015 6:00 PM

Join us for an update on the efforts, status and results of the ABI's Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reform Commission. Learn about the specific recommendations of the Commission on more than thirteen subject areas.

CLE - State Court Criminal Law Bench Meets Bar

2/25/2015 5:00 PM - 2/25/2015 7:00 PM

Our panel of District and Superior Court judges will offer their perspectives on current practices and procedures. Learn what they expect from you as litigants and the tips to be an effective advocate. The panel will also discuss the emerging issues in the District and Superior Court.

CLE - The Attorney-Client Privilege - Basics, Thorny Issues and Trends

3/4/2015 3:00 PM - 3/4/2015 5:30 PM

Our panel of will discuss the basics and beoynd of the attorney-client privilege. They will cover the thorny issues, such as the applicability of the privilege to in-house counsel, joint defense agreements and the common interest doctrine, and the various ways in which the privilege can be waived.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - August 20, 2015

8/20/2015 8:30 AM - 8/20/2015 5:30 PM

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - October 9, 2015

10/9/2015 8:30 AM - 10/9/2015 5:30 PM

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - December 11, 2015

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

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