The BBA’s 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.

Many of our CLE programs are available via live broadcasting through West Legal Ed* or on demand through the BBA’s Learn Online library. To find out if a future program will be available through Learn Online, contact Francine Alexandre at or (617) 778-1977.

* Note: BBA members are eligible for a $100 discount on all BBA content through West Legal Ed. Please contact to learn how to get this discount.


The BBA is an accredited CLE provider in Rhode Island. Credit is also available in New York, through the NY Approved Jurisdiction Policy; and through reciprocity agreements in Maine, Vermont and California. Please refer to the rules in each jurisdiction for further instructions on submitting programs for CLE credit. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the program. If you are in need of more information about CLE at the BBA, please contact Jenna Kim at or 617-778-1994.


All of our program materials are offered in electronic format and are to registrants via email in advance of the program. Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms, where you can easily access materials on your portable devices and laptops.

Refunds & Cancelations

If you’re unable to attend a CLE program for which you’ve registered, please contact the BBA by 5pm the day before the program in order to receive a full refund. Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute attendee by providing the full name and work address of the substitute attendee in advance of the program. Please contact Ashley Young at 617-778-1934 or, regarding all CLE cancellation matters.

Upcoming CLE Programs

CLE: Litigating Derivative Suits in Closely-Held Businesses

1/27/2020 5:00 PM - 1/27/2020 6:30 PM

This CLE will delve into considerations of bringing a derivative claim versus a direct claim on behalf of a shareholder in a closely-held business, including particular considerations under Massachusetts law (as opposed to Delaware law).

CLE: Commercial Leasing Basics

2/3/2020 3:00 PM - 2/3/2020 5:00 PM

This CLE program is a must for both new attorneys looking for a comprehensive introduction to leasing as well as experienced practitioners who want a refresher on the fundamental components found in any commercial lease.

2020 Real Estate Conference

2/6/2020 12:00 PM - 2/6/2020 7:30 PM

Join us for the Boston Bar Association's first annual Real Estate Conference - a full-day event that will examine trends, challenges, and opportunities facing Boston's commercial real estate and development landscape.

CLE: Privacy and Security in Mergers and Acquisitions

2/12/2020 3:00 PM - 2/12/2020 5:00 PM

This course will provide an interactive review (using a hypothetical case study scenario) of Privacy and Security issues involved in acquiring or selling a privately held company, whether it is a large global company, a division or business unit spin-off, or a smaller business.

CLE - Blended Families: What Trust & Estate Lawyers Need to Know About Divorce Law

2/27/2020 3:00 PM - 2/27/2020 5:00 PM

Come and learn specific estate planning techniques for blended families, including children from prior relationships, and how to avoid the pitfalls exhibited in recent case law.

CLE - Criminal Law and Immigration Law: Immigration Enforcement from Different Perspectives

3/5/2020 4:00 PM - 3/5/2020 6:00 PM

This expert panel will seek to demystify the immigration court process for criminal attorneys and introduce the criminal process to immigration attorneys.

2020 Higher Education Conference

3/12/2020 9:00 AM - 3/12/2020 5:00 PM

SOLD OUT: CLE - Practicing with Professionalism- April 3, 2020

4/3/2020 9:00 AM - 4/3/2020 1:00 PM

The Boston Bar Association is an approved provider of the Practicing with Professionalism course, as required by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16.

CLE - Practicing with Professionalism - June 19, 2020

6/19/2020 9:00 AM - 6/19/2020 1:00 PM

The Boston Bar Association is an approved provider of the Practicing with Professionalism course, as required by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16.
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