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 - Using RAD to Preserve and Recapitalize Subsidized Housing

3/31/2015 3:00 PM - 3/31/2015 5:30 PM

Our panelists will take you through the history, results, and status of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. They will review the program’s legislative and regulatory framework, as well as provide practical advice for effectively getting RAD transactions done.

CLE - 18th Annual Superior Court Bench Meets Bar Conference

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

Join us for this unique opportunity to meet several Justices of the Superior Court as they offer perspectives relative to practice tips and share their insights, observations and analysis on key issues for 2015 and beyond.

CLE - Trends and Updates: Loan Defaults, Workout, and Foreclosure

4/8/2015 4:00 PM - 4/8/2015 6:30 PM

Learn the latest trends and issues regarding loan defaults, enforcement of loan provisions, forebearance agreements, foreclosure and bankruptcy. Our panel will address all these issues as well as discuss the latest case law and statutory concerns.

CLE - Securities Enforcement 2015

4/9/2015 3:00 PM - 4/9/2015 6:00 PM

This program will include three panels featuring attorneys from the Securities & Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney's office, and private practice. The panelists will review recent SEC / USAO trends, explore strategies to take in the courtroom, and will provide helpful approaches for practitioners representing clients under investigation, when indicted, and during appeals.

CLE - Student Loan Debt and Bankruptcy: Addressing the Problem and Finding Solutions

4/10/2015 8:00 AM - 4/10/2015 12:30 PM

Learn about the magnitude of the looming student loan crisis and forms of relief that student loan borrowers may seek in order to manage repayment of student loan obligations.

CLE - Real Estate Attorneys, Are You Ready For CFPB Compliance?

4/13/2015 3:00 PM - 4/13/2015 6:00 PM

Learn how to compliant with the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB). This seminar will give attorneys invaluable information regarding the new Integrated Mortgage Disclosures, new Closing Statement, Loan Estimate and ALTA Best Practices for Escrow Account Control, Privacy & Information Security Policy and RESPA Compliance.

CLE - Understanding the New Massachusetts Leave Laws: Domestic Violence, Parental Leave, and Earned Sick Time

4/14/2015 4:00 PM - 4/14/2015 6:00 PM

Gain insight into the three new Massachusetts leave laws, who is covered and what protections each law provides employees. After this seminar, attendees will have a greater understanding of the new laws in Massachusetts and how to counsel clients about these important rights.

CLE - Healthcare Regulatory Update: Implementation of Chapter 224

4/15/2015 4:00 PM - 4/15/2015 7:00 PM

This session brings together representatives of some of the key agencies and departments who are on the front lines of Chapter 224 implementation. Panelists will discuss recently issued regulations, guidelines, and procedures and to review “lessons learned” as the health system and regulatory oversight continue to evolve.

CLE - Medical Tourism: Legal Issues and Ethical Implications

4/27/2015 4:00 PM - 4/27/2015 7:00 PM

Gain an understanding of the liability, insurance and transactional issues related to medical tourism and representation of clients engaged in international health care work. Ethics credits available.

CLE - Recent Trends in Alimony and Child Support

4/28/2015 4:00 PM - 4/28/2015 7:00 PM

Join us for an in-depth analysis on the three recent Supreme Judicial Court cases: Rodman v. Rodman, Chin v. Merriot and Doktor v. Doktor. Understand the impact of these decisions on the application of the Alimony Reform Act of 2011, as well as how the latest rulings will impact your practice.

CLE - 42nd Annual Workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations Specialists

5/9/2015 9:00 AM - 5/9/2015 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 - Cutting Edge Issues in Criminal Law

5/12/2015 4:00 PM - 5/12/2015 7:00 PM

This annual criminal law program is designed to give the practitioner an overview of the major developments in state and federal criminal law and the impact of these cases as well as other administrative, legislative and procedural changes/issues that have impacted the practice of criminal law in these forums. You will 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 - 25th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

5/14/2015 3:00 PM - 5/14/2015 6:00 PM

Meet and share insights with the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges and other bankruptcy professionals. Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the cocktail reception following the panel presentations.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - October 9, 2015

10/9/2015 8:30 AM - 10/9/2015 5:30 PM

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - December 11, 2015

12/11/2015 8:30 AM - 12/11/2015 5:30 PM

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