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

Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference Registration

5/24/2017 9:00 AM - 5/24/2017 4:00 PM

The Boston Bar Association’s inaugural Privacy Conference will bring together attorneys from private practice and in-house legal departments to network and discuss key topics and trends in privacy and cybersecurity.

CLE- The Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law

5/30/2017 4:00 PM - 5/30/2017 6:00 PM

Join us to 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 - The Intersection of Estate and Income Tax Planning

5/30/2017 4:00 PM - 5/30/2017 6:00 PM

Please join the Trusts & Estates CLE committee to learn how to plan in a way that allows for flexibility in maximizing the income and estate tax benefits for clients and families.

CLE -Business Litigation Session Year in Review 2017

6/1/2017 4:00 PM - 6/1/2017 5:30 PM

Our annual BLS Year in Review provides practitioners an opportunity to hear the four justices of the BLS discuss current developments and trends in the session.

CLE - Employee Classification in the Modern Economy

6/5/2017 4:30 PM - 6/5/2017 7:00 PM

In this program, panelists from an array of federal and state enforcement agencies, and from class action and defense firms will explore a variety of different legal contexts in which misclassification arises, as well the underlying policy issues that may affect future legislation.

CLE - Massachusetts Tax Update for 2017

6/6/2017 2:00 PM - 6/6/2017 5:00 PM

After this seminar, attendees will have a better understanding of current developments pertaining to Massachusetts tax administration, legislation and litigation.

Hate Crimes: Laws, Features & Trends

6/13/2017 1:30 PM - 6/13/2017 3:30 PM

Join us to learn about the special nature of hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents, the legal and constitutional framework in which federal and state hate crime statutes operate, how to navigate the lines between free speech and hate crimes, and how hate crimes prosecutions are put together.

9th Symposium on Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets: 190th General Court Bills, Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act “Preemption”?

6/13/2017 4:30 PM - 6/13/2017 6:30 PM

Please join us for a presentation and discussion of the substance of and differences between the bills and the reasons and possible reconciliation, as well as the role of the proposed UTSA in view of the DTSA.

BBA Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference

6/14/2017 12:00 PM - 6/14/2017 6:00 PM

Let’s Talk About “Sex” – And LGBTQIA+ Rights – Under Title VII

6/14/2017 2:00 PM - 6/14/2017 5:00 PM

How will the rights of LGBTQIA+ job applicants and employees likely change under federal employment law?

CLE - The Nuts and Bolts of Complying with the New Pay Equity law: Pay Equity Audits, Salary History & Pay Transparency

6/19/2017 3:00 PM - 6/19/2017 6:00 PM

Learn about best practices for complying with the new amendments to the Equal Pay law, including how to conduct a pay equity audit.

CLE - Conservation Restrictions – Basics and Recent Developments You Need to Know

6/20/2017 3:00 PM - 6/20/2017 6:00 PM

Conservation Restrictions can have the potential to give those involved great tax benefits, but if not done properly can create many difficulties for your client.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - June 23, 2017 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

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 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

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.

CLE - Antitrust in Healthcare – Foundations, Operations, Transactions

10/11/2017 4:00 PM - 10/11/2017 7:00 PM

Join us to hear from experts in the field and learn how to how to recognize and think about antitrust issues in the operation of and transactions involving health care providers and insurers.

CLE - 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.

CLE - 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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