The Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee
on Professionalism has named the Boston Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar
Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and the Greater Lynn Bar
Association as providers for the mandatory professionalism course for new
lawyers admitted to the bar, pursuant to SJC Rule 3:16.
"The Committee took a careful and considered approach in evaluating every
proposal we received and are very enthusiastic about the chosen pool of approved
providers," said retired Superior Court Judge Nonnie S. Burnes, Chair of the
Committee. "We look forward to working with the approved providers to make this
course a meaningful and valuable experience for the next generation of lawyers
in the Commonwealth."
The BBA’s course has been developed in partnership with the Asian American
Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, the Hampden County Bar Association, the
Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers
Association, the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, the Massachusetts LGBTQ
Bar Association, the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston, and the
Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts.
More information on the course will be provided as it becomes