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 - The Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House and Outside Counsel

3/4/2015 3:00 PM - 3/4/2015 5:30 PM

Our panel will discuss the basics and beoynd of the attorney-client privilege. They will cover the thorny issues, such as the applicability of the privilege to in-house counsel, joint defense agreements and the common interest doctrine, and the various ways in which the privilege can be waived.

CLE - Threats and Red Flags: Export Control Risks and Regulations

3/17/2015 4:00 PM - 3/17/2015 6:30 PM

Export control compliance is expanding to address threats posed by foreign nationals and governments seeking to unlawfully obtain U.S. technology. Our panelists will discuss the best practices for advising corporate, academic, and non-governmental organizations to protect them from these threats.

CLE - Understanding the Massachusetts Banking Law Recodification

3/19/2015 3:00 PM - 3/19/2015 5:00 PM

Our panelists will not only cover the basics of the statues but also the pragmatic issues that arise for practitioners.

CLE - Lessons from Ebola: Advising Your Health Care Clients on Emergency Preparedness

3/24/2015 4:00 PM - 3/24/2015 7:00 PM

It is important to understand the unique legal issues associated with any emergency so that you can effectively advise your clients. These emergencies can include an epidemic, pandemic outbreak, or bioterrorism attack. Are you ready?

CLE - Asbestos, Lead Paint and PCBs: Environmental Issues in Construction Projects

3/25/2015 3:00 PM - 3/25/2015 6:00 PM

The surge of construction activity has brought increasing focus on the proper legal procedures for removing hazardous materials from sites. Any misstep can lead to project delays, cost overruns and compliance concerns. Be up-to-date on the key regulatory issues in environmental law with construction projects

CLE - Estate Planning: Crunching the Numbers

3/26/2015 9:00 AM - 3/26/2015 12:00 PM

Understanding the mathematical implications of the various planning options we have will make us better advisors. Learn to analyze various strategies in estate planning from a mathematical perspective. Utilizing a mathematical analysis as part of our planning process will enable us to more effectively advise and educate our clients.

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

4/17/2015 8:00 AM - 4/17/2015 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 - 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 - 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

Events Calendar