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 - 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 AM

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 - Protecting your Practice from the Unexpected

1/29/2015 4:00 PM - 1/29/2015 7:00 PM

Learn how to protect you and your practice. Whether you’re just starting out or celebrating 25 years helping clients, if you’re a small firm or solo practitioner, an event that interrupts your practice could put an end to it if you don’t have a plan in place.

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

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - December 11, 2015

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

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