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 - 2017 Charitable Board Service Workshop

4/25/2017 8:30 AM - 4/25/2017 11:30 AM

Join the Boston Bar Association's Tax Exempt Organizations Section as they put on their annual program that will address what you need to know in order to be an effective member of a charitable board, as well as how to find the right board for you.

CLE - Antitrust in Healthcare – Foundations, Operations, Transactions

4/26/2017 4:00 PM - 4/26/2017 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 - Fair Housing; Hot Topics

4/27/2017 3:00 PM - 4/27/2017 6:00 PM

Join us for a brief overview of Fair Housing laws; a discussion of new and emerging trends, enforcement issues and recent case developments; and presentation of academic research on the effects of residential segregation.

POSTPONED: CLE - Litigating Employment Based Immigration Claims in Federal District Court: a primer for immigration practitioners

4/27/2017 3:00 PM - 4/27/2017 5:00 PM

This program will provide business immigration practitioners with a “how to” on litigating APA and Mandamus claims in federal district court.

CLE - SEC/DOJ Priorities and Practices as a New Administration Unfolds

4/27/2017 4:00 PM - 4/27/2017 6:30 PM

Join us for our annual update on what’s hot in securities enforcement! Panels include discussions on enforcement priorities, advocacy before the SEC, and carve-outs for attorneys’ fees in TROs.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism (Springfield) - April 28, 2017 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

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.

CLE - Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Being Prepared/Crisis Response

5/2/2017 4:00 PM - 5/2/2017 6:00 PM

This session will discuss the substantive data security risks faced by healthcare providers; common terms and coverage limits for cybersecurity insurance coverage (along with a discussion of traps and pitfalls); risk assessment protocols for healthcare providers and downstream vendors/subcontractors; recent enforcement trends.

CLE - Real Property Disposition by Governmental Entities

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

There is a building and development boom in Massachusetts, and governmental entities are a part of it. This dynamic program will introduce attendees to practitioners at various public agencies. Panelists will highlight recent development projects, explain their agency's disposition practices, and discuss the relevant laws/regulations that impact their practice.

CLE - 44th Annual Workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations Specialists

5/6/2017 9:00 AM - 5/6/2017 12:30 PM

Join the BBA at Harvard Law School for this intensive workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations professionals. This annual program will familiarize labor relations practitioners with current trends in collective bargaining and other issues affecting public employees.

Healthcare Fraud 2017

5/9/2017 4:00 PM - 5/9/2017 7:30 PM

This program presents a unique opportunity to hear from federal and state prosecutors and regulators on new approaches and developments in the area of healthcare fraud enforcement. Complementing these speakers will be defense and in-house practitioners who will respond to the prosecutors and regulators and provide insights on current issues in federal and state healthcare fraud enforcement.

CLE - E-Discovery Triangle: New Perspectives on ESI

5/17/2017 2:15 PM - 5/17/2017 5:30 PM

Experts in the field will discuss the latest developments in E-Discovery and ESI.

CLE - 27th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

5/18/2017 3:00 PM - 5/18/2017 6:00 PM

The Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference is an annual opportunity for bankruptcy professionals and the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to meet and share insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2017 beyond.

BBA Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference

5/24/2017 8:00 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 - 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 - 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.

CLE - 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.

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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