The BBA is pleased to offer the following courses for students needing Suffolk PDR Credit. The BBA is constantly working to add programs to its calendar, check back often for new programs that satisfy the requirements for Suffolk PDR Credit. In order to receive Suffolk PDR Credit you must:

  • Register to attend a designated course. Suffolk University Law School has purchased a group membership for all students. If you need help with registration, accessing your BBA Member account, or activating your free membership, please contact us at and be sure to include your name and anticipated year of graduation.
  • On the day of the program, please advise the BBA Staff upon arrival that you need Suffolk PDR Credit.
  • You must be present for the entire program to receive credit for attendance.
  • You will receive a standard Uniform Certificate of Attendance at the conclusion of the program that should be submitted to Suffolk University Law School’s Office of Academic Affairs.

If you have questions or need a certificate of attendance please email Carolyn Barrett at or call (617) 778-1972

Upcoming Suffolk PDR Programs

Tax Perspectives on a Business Transaction

1/26/2018 12:00 PM - 1/26/2018 1:30 PM

In its Friday Fundamental program, the Tax Section will present a simple business transaction and analyze it from five different tax law perspectives: federal income, ERISA, international, state and local, and gift and estate.

Tax Reform Impact on Exempt Organizations

1/30/2018 12:30 PM - 1/30/2018 2:00 PM

We will review the areas of the new Tax Reform law that have implications for Exempt Organizations. Will we identify some areas where further guidance is needed and discuss the practical aspects of implementing the law. Colleges, health systems and other exempt organizations will be affected. Come join us to learn more!

Trusts & Estates Section Mid-Year Review

2/2/2018 12:00 PM - 2/2/2018 1:30 PM

An annual event not to be missed, the Trusts and Estates Section Mid-Year Review covers recent federal and state case law, legislation and tax law matters.

Private Foundations - Rules of Behavior

2/2/2018 12:00 PM - 2/2/2018 1:30 PM

This program will be the 5th in the 7 part Tax-Exempt Fundamentals Series and focuses on the special rules applicable to private foundations, a subset of tax-exempt organizations.

Durable Powers of Attorney

2/16/2018 12:00 PM - 2/16/2018 1:30 PM

This session will discuss practice tips for drafting and implementing durable powers of attorney.

Introduction to Trade Secrets

2/23/2018 12:00 PM - 2/23/2018 1:30 PM

The program provides an overview of trade secret law and teaches lawyers how to counsel clients in protecting their trade secrets against misappropriation.

Residential Purchase and Sale Agreements

3/2/2018 12:00 PM - 3/2/2018 1:30 PM

This session will introduce participants to a sample residential purchase and sale agreement, with a particular focus on the issues you should discuss with your client.

MCP Basics for Lawyers

3/9/2018 12:00 PM - 3/9/2018 1:30 PM

The Massachusetts Contingency Plan (310 CMR 40.0000 et seq.) or “MCP” is the “cookbook” environmental engineers use to address releases of oil and hazardous materials. This program will introduce new lawyers to the MCP, review the fundamentals of remediating hazardous waste sites, and provide an overview of the legal issues they may face in their practice.

Health Law Basics for New Lawyers

3/16/2018 12:00 PM - 3/16/2018 1:30 PM

This program will address fundamentals of health law and provide new lawyers (or lawyers new to health law) with a tool-kit for representing clients in the healthcare space.

Show Me the Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Wage and Hour Laws

3/23/2018 12:00 PM - 3/23/2018 1:30 PM

The program will offer perspectives from both sides of the bar as to the interpretation and compliance with both state and federal wage and hour laws.

Divorce Law Fundamentals: Pre-Trial Practice - The Memo, the 4-way and the Pre-Trial

3/30/2018 12:00 PM - 3/30/2018 1:30 PM

Join our Friday Fundamental on the Pre-Trial practices of Divorce Law!

Basics of Business Immigration

4/13/2018 12:00 PM - 4/13/2018 1:30 PM

This introductory session and Q&A will focuse on the most common visas used by foreign nationals for business travel and employment in the U.S.

Criminal Law District Court Bootcamp

4/27/2018 12:00 PM - 4/27/2018 1:30 PM

Join us for a crash course in the fundamental procedures and common practices utilized to handle criminal cases in the District and Municipal Courts of Massachusetts.

Nuts and Bolts of Litigation Involving Closely-Held Corporations

5/4/2018 12:00 PM - 5/4/2018 1:30 PM

Join our panelists as they discuss typical issues that arise in shareholder disputes in closely-held corporations, including pursuing claims of breach of fiduciary duties, defending against such claims, and measuring/mitigating damages given the realities of the small business model.

The Fundamentals of Clear & Effective Writing

5/18/2018 12:00 PM - 5/18/2018 1:30 PM

This installment of the BBA's Friday Fundamentals will review strategies for how to write in a clear and organized manner.
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