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.

Note: The BBA is an accredited CLE provider in California, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Forms certifying your attendance will be provided on the day of the program. CLE is not mandatory in Massachusetts. 

NEW! Please remember to select your course material format.
As part of the bar’s sustainability efforts, BBA is now offering CLE course materials in either electronic or print format.  Simply select your option during registration and download the PDF (a link will be sent prior to the seminar) or pick up a book when you check in.  We also encourage laptops and portable devices at the seminar, Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms!

Upcoming CLE Programs

CLE - Closely Held Business Disputes: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations for Litigation and Negotiation

4/24/2014 3:00 PM - 4/24/2014 6:00 PM

Learn about the issues that commonly arise in disputes involving close corporations and other privately held small businesses - including privilege and conflict of interests, available remedies for breach of fiduciary duty, the differences between Massachusetts and Delaware law, indemnification of officers and directors, and key provisions in shareholder agreements.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - Springfield - April 25, 2014

4/25/2014 8:30 AM - 4/25/2014 5:30 PM

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 - Complex Real Estate Financing

4/30/2014 4:00 PM - 4/30/2014 7:00 PM

Don't let a good deal die - learn about creative and complex ways to finance real estate acquisitions and techniques for managing existing holdings.

CLE - 41st Annual Workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations Specialists

5/3/2014 9:00 AM - 5/3/2014 12:30 PM

This annual program is designed to familiarize labor relations practitioners with current trends in collective bargaining and other issues affecting public employees.

CLE - Alimony and Child Support: Recent Trends

5/6/2014 4:00 PM - 5/6/2014 7:00 PM

This program will deliver in-depth analysis concerning recent decisions concerning aliminy and child support. Learn how certain members of the Judiciary approach alimony and child support cases as well as how experienced practitioners are handling their cases in the Probate & Family Court.

CLE - You Can’t Touch This: Conservation Restrictions in Estate Planning and as Mitigation in Development Projects and Enforcement

5/7/2014 3:00 PM - 5/7/2014 7:00 PM

This program will provide an in-depth guide to the newest approaches for protecting conservation land, conservation restrictions (CR), funding opportunities, and estate planning and tax considerations.

CLE - Religious Organizations: Overview of Organization, Governance and Tax Issues

5/8/2014 8:30 AM - 5/8/2014 12:00 PM

Religious organizations differ from other tax-exempt organizations in numerous ways. Our panel of experienced practitioners will address governance, real estate concerns, tax issues, and employment issues of importance to religious organizations.

CLE - Health Care Fraud 2014

5/14/2014 4:00 PM - 5/14/2014 7:00 PM

This program presents a unique opportunity to hear from the State regulatory agencies as well as defense and in-house practitioners who will speak to a wide variety of current Health Care Fraud issues.

CLE - Meet the Privacy Officers

5/16/2014 8:30 AM - 5/16/2014 12:30 PM

Come spend the morning with this thoughtful, active group of Privacy Officers from the Boston area and beyond. You will hear about the challenges they face, how they spend their days and what they think about the future of privacy. You also will learn the latest in hot topics such as the “internet of things”, emerging issues in geolocation tracking and cybersecurity, and how their companies leverage the mobile ecosystem.

CLE - Recent Developments in Class Action Settlements: Innovative Approaches to Class Notice, Objector Litigation, Mediation, and Ethical Consideratio

5/20/2014 4:00 PM - 5/20/2014 7:00 PM

Join us for a detailed look at Recent Developments in Class Action Settlements. Innovative Approaches to Class Notice, Objector Litigation, and Mediation will be discussed with additional examination given to ethical considerations. Participants will earn .5 hours of ethics credit.

CLE - The Massachusetts Securities Division - Effective Investigation and Litigation Advocacy

5/21/2014 4:00 PM - 5/21/2014 7:00 PM

As one of the most active state securities regulatory agencies, The Massachusetts Securities Division (MSD) is increasingly focused on its enforcement priorities. Join us for an in-depth look at MSD investigations and proceedings. Learn from Boston's best as to the finer points of practice in this active and complex arena.

CLE - 24th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

5/29/2014 3:00 PM - 5/29/2014 6:00 PM

Join us for this unique opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court judges to meet and share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2014 and beyond.

CLE - Latest Developments in Intellectual Property Law at the Supreme Court

6/4/2014 4:00 PM - 6/4/2014 7:00 PM

Attend this CLE to learn about the Court’s current and upcoming intellectual property-related docket in depth, and will discuss the effects of this blockbuster IP term in various industries, including especially the life sciences, pharmaceutical, and high-tech sectors.

CLE - Criminal Law & Employment

6/5/2014 4:00 PM - 6/5/2014 7:00 PM

Although rare, Crimes invading the workplace may present the biggest risks for your clients, individual or employer, and the biggest challenge to you as the employment or criminal lawyer: What you don't know can severely hurt your client. Are you prepared for financial crimes, crimes against the person, subpoenas, and dealing with accusations of criminal off site conduct? You may have to reassess everything you know about attorney client privilege, when to fire an accused employee, and even whether you represent the company, the accused or the victim.

CLE - Trusts & Estates Year in Review

6/10/2014 3:00 PM - 6/10/2014 7:00 PM

An annual hit among estate planning practitioners, this seminar offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the year’s significant developments in Massachusetts and federal laws that affect every estate planning practice.

CLE - Construction Law

6/11/2014 3:00 PM - 6/11/2014 7:00 PM

Construction is a risky business for all involved - from lenders and insurers, to contractors, designers and subcontractors. The Real Estate Section's Construction Law Committee has you covered! Join us to learn about the newest strategies and procedures every real estate and construction law practitioner should know. Check back soon for more details or registernow to reserve your seat!

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - June 13, 2014 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

6/13/2014 8:30 AM - 6/13/2014 5:30 PM

This program has reached capacity and registration is now closed. Please choose another Boston session - December 12, 2014. Or register for our Springfield session on April 25, 2014.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - August 14, 2014 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

8/14/2014 8:30 AM - 8/14/2014 5:30 PM

This program has reached capacity and registration is now closed. Please choose another Boston session - December 12, 2014. Or register for our Springfield session on April 25, 2014.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - October 17, 2014 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

10/17/2014 8:30 AM - 10/17/2014 5:30 PM

This program has reached capacity and registration is now closed. Please choose another Boston session - December 12, 2014. Or register for our Springfield session on April 25, 2014.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - December 12, 2014

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

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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