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

POSTPONED: CLE - Motions to Reopen, Stays, and Federal District Court Habeas Actions: Advanced Strategies

6/28/2017 12:00 PM - 6/28/2017 3:00 PM

This program will cover advanced strategies for filing late and other post-order motions to reopen, including sua sponte motions and equitable tolling, as well as combined strategies for filing stays of removal and/or federal district court actions to secure the release of the immigrant from detention and to prevent removal while motion to reopen is pending.

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.

BBA Life Sciences Conference

10/3/2017 8:00 AM - 10/3/2017 5:00 PM

With burgeoning industries come new legal issues. This fall, the Boston Bar will host the annual Life Sciences Conference, featuring panels that will explore the interplay between the life sciences sector and the law. Home to a vast array of big-pharma companies, biotech startups, top research institutions, and venture capital firms and funds, Boston is on the cutting edge of the industry. Don’t miss the premier networking conference for life sciences practitioners.

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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