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 - Down on the Farm: Environmental Challenges and Opportunities in Massachusetts Agriculture

12/6/2016 4:00 PM - 12/6/2016 7:00 PM

Panelists will explore the application of environmental laws to farming operations in Massachusetts, examining wetlands protection and other issues, such as composting and energy production. State and local officials and representatives from the farming community will show how the new farm to table movement fits in environmentally.

CLE - Commercial Leasing 201 – Specific Considerations in Office, Retail, Industrial and Lab Leasing

12/8/2016 3:00 PM - 12/8/2016 6:00 PM

Join esteemed panelists to learn about the general concepts and considerations for retail, lab, industrial and office leasing to incorporate into a commercial lease.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - December 9, 2016 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

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.

CLE - Tools for Efficiently Handling Commercial Contracts, including Sales/Use Tax in SaaS contracts

1/23/2017 4:00 PM - 1/23/2017 6:00 PM

This program will offer strategies and techniques to help a practitioner face the challenges of offering advice on commercial contracts in a cost and time effective manner. The program will review how to review and provide feedback on the key contract terms.

Brand Yourself 2.0 - Develop Your Business

2/2/2017 1:00 PM - 2/2/2017 6:00 PM

On December 1st, the Boston Bar Association will host Brand Yourself 2.0. This interactive workshop-style conference will provide the opportunity for mid-level associates to work with business development and marketing professionals to build written business development plan as well as a strategy to remain accountable to that plan.

Practicing with Professionalism - February 10, 2017 - REGISTRATION CLOSED - AT CAPACITY

2/10/2017 8:30 AM - 2/10/2017 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.

CLE - Chapter 209A: Probate Court or District Court?

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 - Practicing with Professionalism - April 7, 2017

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.

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.

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.
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