Boston Bar Industry Conferences

The Boston Bar hosts a broad range of industry conferences throughout the year.

Each conference features top experts in their particular field, drawn from law firms & in-house legal departments, government agencies & the courts, and business leadership from a variety of sectors. Conference presentations focus on recent developments and legal trends affecting businesses and legal practitioners in a particular industry.

Boston Bar conferences represent an opportunity for attendees to gain applicable insights and spend some time networking with experts & colleagues in their field.
  • Life Science Conference
    Life Sciences Conference

    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    8:00AM – 4:00PM
    Boston Marriott Cambridge

    The annual Life Sciences Conference features the industry's top experts to explore the interplay between the life sciences sector and the law. Participants are drawn from Boston's vast array of cutting edge science & tech firms - pharmaceutical companies, biotech startups, top research institutions, and venture capital firms, Boston is on the cutting edge of the science & tech industry.

  • High Tech & Emerging Tech Conference
    High Tech & Emerging Tech Conference

    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Boston Bar Association
    16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

    Emerging technology propels the economy, presenting exciting opportunities and unique legal challenges for entrepreneurs and high tech companies. This conference will bring together practitioners who advise these clients through all stages of their development and in-house counsel in the emerging technology industry to learn, network, and share ideas.

  • Cannabis Law Conference
    Cannabis Law Conference

    Thursday, November 1, 2018
    Boston Bar Association
    16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

    Seasoned experts will provide in-depth guidance and best practices on all facets of the industry—licensing and permitting, business formation and capital raising, tax considerations, implications with family, IP, and employment law, and more.

  • Employment Law Conference
    Employment Conference

    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Boston Bar Association
    16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

    Employment laws protect employees from discriminatory treatment, unfair labor practices, unsafe work conditions, and more. With thousands of employment law firms and professionals in Boston, this conference will provide practitioners with an opportunity to network and learn from industry experts on critical developments to help better advise clients in this ever-changing landscape.

  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference

    This half day conference is an opportunity for members of Boston’s legal and business communities to gather for networking and discussions around key topics and trends at the intersection of capital investments and the law

  • Workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations Specialists

    An intensive annual workshop for Public Sector Labor Relations professionals to current trends in labor law, unions & collective bargaining, privatization regulations, and other issues affecting public employees.

  • Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference
    Privacy and Cybersecurity Conference

    This tech law conference brings together attorneys from private practice & in-house legal departments, along with representatives from government agencies to network and discuss key topics and legal trends affecting the privacy and cybersecurity sector.

  • Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference

    The annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference is an opportunity for bankruptcy legal practitioners and Federal Bankruptcy Court Judges to discuss the bankruptcy cases and laws enacted the previous year which have both short- and long-term implications for the practice area.

  • Intellectual Property Year in Review
    Intellectual Property
    Year in Review

    The premier IP event of the year for intellectual property practitioners to keep abreast with the latest developments in IP, hear from prominent experts in the legal community, and network with colleagues in the IP legal community.

  • White Collar Crime Conference

    This full-day conference will feature interactive breakout sessions, high-level keynote discussions, and in-depth examinations on recent cases and developments in healthcare fraud, securities enforcement, FCA, and more.

  • Boston Bar Energy Conference
    Boston Bar Energy Conference

    The energy sector is rapidly changing, bringing about complex legal and regulatory challenges, along with emerging opportunities. This June, the Boston Bar Association will host its first Energy Conference—connecting lawyers with cutting edge insights into some of the changes that will shape the future of this industry.

  • Higher Education Legal Conference
    Higher Education
    Legal Conference

    The conference is geared towards college and university legal practitioners who advise higher education leadership directly and professionals who wish to participate in discussions around the emerging legal issues within the higher ed space.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Conference
    Mergers & Acquisitions Conference

    The industry conference brings together attorneys from private practice and in-house legal departments to share insights and discuss the latest developments and trends in M&A law.


Boston Bar Business Development Workshops

In addition to industry conferences, the Boston Bar also hosts business development workshops for members of the legal community.

The workshops are an opportunity for legal professionals to sharpen and expand their business, marketing, and networking skills.
  • Brand Yourself 2.0
    Brand Yourself 2.0: Develop Your Business

    An interactive workshop providing mid-level associates with opportunities to work with business development and marketing professionals to build written business plans and actionable strategies to remain accountable to the plans.

  • Practice Launch Workshop
    Practice Launch Workshop

    This hands-on program will provide new legal practitioners and existing firm owners with a crash course in the major aspects of every successful solo or small practice; including technology, marketing, and financial management. You’ll have access to presentations from practice management experts who will walk you through the creation of a business plan, as well as practice-based hypotheticals and exercises designed to streamline your practice.