The BBA’s 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.

Many of our CLE programs are available via live broadcasting through West Legal Ed* or on demand through the BBA’s Learn Online library. To find out if a future program will be available through Learn Online, contact Francine Alexandre at falexandre@bostonbar.org or (617) 778-1977.

* Note: BBA members are eligible for a $100 discount on all BBA content through West Legal Ed. Please contact falexandre@bostonbar.org to learn how to get this discount.

Accreditation

The BBA is an accredited CLE provider in Rhode Island. Credit is also available in New York, through the NY Approved Jurisdiction Policy; and through reciprocity agreements in Maine, Vermont and California. Please refer to the rules in each jurisdiction for further instructions on submitting programs for CLE credit. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the program. If you are in need of more information about CLE at the BBA, please contact Taylor Richard at trichard@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1994.

Materials

All of our program materials are offered in electronic format and are to registrants via email in advance of the program. Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms, where you can easily access materials on your portable devices and laptops.

Refunds & Cancelations

If you’re unable to attend a CLE program for which you’ve registered, please contact the BBA by 5pm the day before the program in order to receive a full refund. Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute attendee by providing the full name and work address of the substitute attendee in advance of the program. Please contact Ashley Young at 617-778-1934 or ayoung@bostonbar.org, regarding all CLE cancellation matters.

Upcoming CLE Programs

CLE: Start-Ups – IP Issues, Corporate Formation and Data Privacy

4/23/2019 3:00 PM - 4/23/2019 6:00 PM

The program will provide an overview of the key issues facing start-up companies, including a discussion of IP issues (patents, trademarks and trade secrets), non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, data privacy and corporate formation issues.

Charitable Board Service

4/24/2019 4:00 PM - 4/24/2019 6:00 PM

Are you interested in joining the board of a charity? Have you recently joined a charity’s board? Are you currently serving on a board and in need of a refresher? Hear from the experts regarding charitable board service by attorneys and meet representatives from charities who are seeking board members!

CLE: Environmental Standing, Part II

4/25/2019 3:00 PM - 4/25/2019 6:00 PM

Part II of this series will explore standing in zoning and administrative cases before the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Public Utilities.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - April 26, 2019

4/26/2019 8:30 AM - 4/26/2019 1:30 PM

The Boston Bar Association is an approved provider of the course, as required by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16.

CLE: The Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law

4/30/2019 5:00 PM - 4/30/2019 7:00 PM

Come hear from judges, attorneys and prosecutors currently practicing in the state and federal courts on important legal issues currently arising in everyday criminal practice.

CLE: Co-Working and Space-Sharing Arrangements: Business and Legal Issues

5/2/2019 4:00 PM - 5/2/2019 6:00 PM

This CLE will help lawyers and other professionals understand the major issues and opportunities inherent in the new real estate ecosystem of co-working spaces.

22nd Annual Superior Court Bench Meets Bar

5/13/2019 4:30 PM - 5/13/2019 7:30 PM

Hear first-hand from the Justices of the Superior Court: Judith Fabricant, Chief Justice of the Superior Court; Judge Maureen Hogan; Judge Joseph Leighton; Judge Anthony Campo; Judge Salim Tabit.

Boston Bar Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference

5/14/2019 9:00 AM - 5/14/2019 5:00 PM

The Boston Bar’s annual Privacy & Cybersecurity Conference brings together top privacy professionals, in-house and firm practitioners, and regulators for a full-day of high level networking, keynote discussions, and breakout sessions covering emerging risks and innovative trends in data protection across all industries.

CLE: 1031 Like Kind Exchanges: Primer on the Requirements and Process

5/14/2019 3:00 PM - 5/14/2019 6:00 PM

Join for an insightful discussion on 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges including the rules, documentation, logistics and benefits.

29th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

5/22/2019 3:00 PM - 5/22/2019 6:00 PM

BBA Health Care Conference

5/30/2019 9:00 AM - 5/30/2019 5:00 PM

CLE: Trusts & Taxes – Overview of Key Federal and State Tax Issues Affecting Trusts

6/4/2019 3:00 PM - 6/4/2019 6:00 PM

A panel of experts will discuss key federal and state income and generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax issues that apply to trusts, with a focus on practical challenges facing advisors and fiduciaries.

BBA Energy Conference

6/6/2019 12:30 PM - 6/6/2019 5:00 PM

The energy sector is rapidly changing, bringing about complex legal and regulatory challenges, along with emerging opportunities.

SOLD OUT: CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - June 21, 2019

6/21/2019 8:30 AM - 6/21/2019 1:30 PM

This educational program will include ample networking opportunities with your fellow new-admittees as well as established members of one of the oldest bar associations in the country! Breakfast, lunch, and a post-course celebratory reception are all included in your registration fee of just $50.00! The Boston Bar Association is an approved provider of the course, as required by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. This course is presented with co-sponsorship from the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, Hampden County Bar Association, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, and the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. • Please note that all course materials for this series will be electronic only and sent via email to all registrants prior to the session. • The registration fee for this program is $50.00. • This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule on or after September 1, 2013. In accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16, these attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - August 15, 2019

8/15/2019 3:00 PM - 8/15/2019 7:30 PM

This educational program will include ample networking opportunities with your fellow new-admittees as well as established members of one of the oldest bar associations in the country! Breakfast, lunch, and a post-course celebratory reception are all included in your registration fee of just $50.00! The Boston Bar Association is an approved provider of the course, as required by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. This course is presented with co-sponsorship from the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, Hampden County Bar Association, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, and the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. • Please note that all course materials for this series will be electronic only and sent via email to all registrants prior to the session. • The registration fee for this program is $50.00. • This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule on or after September 1, 2013. In accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16, these attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - October 11, 2019

10/11/2019 1:00 PM - 10/11/2019 5:30 PM

This educational program will include ample networking opportunities with your fellow new-admittees as well as established members of one of the oldest bar associations in the country! Breakfast, lunch, and a post-course celebratory reception are all included in your registration fee of just $50.00! The Boston Bar Association is an approved provider of the course, as required by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. This course is presented with co-sponsorship from the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, Hampden County Bar Association, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, and the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. • Please note that all course materials for this series will be electronic only and sent via email to all registrants prior to the session. • The registration fee for this program is $50.00. • This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule on or after September 1, 2013. In accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16, these attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - December 6, 2019

12/6/2019 8:30 AM - 12/6/2019 1:30 PM

This educational program will include ample networking opportunities with your fellow new-admittees as well as established members of one of the oldest bar associations in the country! Breakfast, lunch, and a post-course celebratory reception are all included in your registration fee of just $50.00! The Boston Bar Association is an approved provider of the course, as required by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16. This course is presented with co-sponsorship from the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, Hampden County Bar Association, Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, and the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. • Please note that all course materials for this series will be electronic only and sent via email to all registrants prior to the session. • The registration fee for this program is $50.00. • This program is offered exclusively to new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts Bar by examination or by rule on or after September 1, 2013. In accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16, these attorneys must attend a one-day, in-person mandatory Practicing with Professionalism Course within 18 months of admission.
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