Make your first decision as a new Massachusetts attorney a great one. More than 12,000 attorneys from all backgrounds and areas of practice already belong to the Boston Bar Association to take advantage of the hundreds of free educational programs, networking events and community service opportunities. Join us for your mandatory Practicing with Professionalism course and see why.  

Can’t attend one of these courses? Get involved with our New Lawyers Section, or find a program that interests you and start building your network today. 

Get connected to the hub of Boston Law 

With roots that can be traced back to John Adams, the Boston Bar Association is over 13,000 members strong. The BBA is a leading and innovative voice in areas ranging from public policy and public service, to diversity and continuing legal education. The BBA’s New Lawyers Section, which is one of the most vibrant, fastest-growing groups in Boston’s legal community, offers skill building workshops, hosts social events, does community service and engages in public policy.

Meet those in the know

Our program faculty includes respected members of the judiciary, attorneys from firms of all sizes, government offices, and legal services organizations. The BBA’s program is co-sponsored by a diverse group of Bar Associations.

Experience a more personal program 

Had enough of crowded lecture halls in law school? The BBA’s Boston programs will have no more than 60 attendees, so you can ask questions as well as get to know the faculty and your fellow new attorneys.

Engage, interact and share your insights

Two networking opportunities (a Community Lunch and post-program cocktail reception) will connect attendees with other new lawyers as well as established leaders in Boston legal community. The program will also keep attendees engaged and interacting through the use of an audience response system, which will be used for the ethics presentation.

Take advantage of convenient features 

Our historic facility, located on Beacon Hill adjacent to the State House is accessible to a variety of public transportation options and parking. The BBA’s program is also affordable at only $50, and includes breakfast, lunch, AND a post-program networking reception where attendees can network with BBA Members and other new lawyers!

All of the Boston Bar Association’s 2018 programs have reached capacity. Sign up for one of our 2018-2019 dates now!

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 16 Beacon Street, Boston - SOLD OUT

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 16 Beacon Street, Boston - SOLD OUT

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 16 Beacon Street, Boston - SOLD OUT

Friday, April 26, 2019 - Western New England University, School of Law, Springfield, MA

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 16 Beacon Street, Boston

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 16 Beacon Street, Boston

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 16 Beacon Street, Boston

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 16 Beacon Street, Boston

If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email your name, bar admit date, mailing address, and program date of interest to Carolyn Barrett at