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

CLE – When Clients Move: Addressing Changes of Domicile in Estate Planning

12/4/2014 2:00 PM - 12/4/2014 5:00 PM

Know what the possible implications are when your client effectively changes domicile. Learn techniques to minimize unpredictability for your clients’ future plans.

CLE - Federal Grants: What You Need to Know About the New OMB Rules

12/10/2014 2:30 PM - 12/10/2014 5:30 PM

Learn everything you need to know about the upcoming changes the new OMB "Super Circular". Our panel will cover the requirements of the current guidance documents that govern federal grants, what grantees--including nonprofits, universities, and hospitals--need to do to get ready for the new rules, and how to assist your clients in doing so.

CLE - Deportation 101 for Criminal Defense Attorneys

12/11/2014 4:00 PM - 12/11/2014 7:00 PM

Be in the know about the deportation and immigration consequences of criminal convictions. These issues matter whether you represent undocumented immigrants or white collar professionals who are here on work visas or as permanent residents. Educate yourself so you can answer basic questions correctly, spot the issues and know when to consult immigration experts so you can properly advise your clients.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - December 12, 2014 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

12/12/2014 8:30 AM - 12/12/2014 5:30 PM

This program has reached capacity and registration is now closed. Please call us for future program availability at 617.742.0615

CLE - 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review

1/8/2015 3:00 PM - 1/8/2015 6:30 PM

Join the Intellectual Property Section for their premiere event of the year! Learn what you need to know about the most important intellectual property cases and legislation of 2014.

CLE - Evidence: Strategic Considerations for Summary Judgment and Trial

1/13/2015 4:00 PM - 1/13/2015 6:00 PM

This program will cover considerations for both summary judgment and trial in Massachusetts state and federal court.

CLE - New Developments in the Use of Parenting Coordinators and Guardians ad Litem

1/20/2015 4:00 PM - 1/20/2015 7:00 PM

Learn how to effectively approach both GAL's and PC's as witnesses in litigation and how to approach, direct and cross-exam the different types of GAL's. Get pointers on drafting language for separation agreements to grant or limit powers of a PC. After this seminar, attendees will know more about the use of a Guardian ad Litem and the limitations on the use of a PC.

4th Annual Charitable Board Service Program (Free)

1/22/2015 8:00 AM - 1/22/2015 11:30 PM

Join us to acquire valuable skills that will assist you in serving the nonprofit community. Serving on a charitable board is an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause or mission, gain experience, broaden your career horizons, and use your skills to serve your community in an area of your interest.

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 - Litigation Practice & Strategy: Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls that 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 - Practicing with Professionalism - June 19, 2015

6/19/2015 8:30 AM - 6/19/2015 5:30 PM

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

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