COVID-19: An Update from the Boston Bar Association

Dear Friends,

Following the March 10th declaration by the Governor of a 30-day state of emergency in the Commonwealth, we want to update you on the BBA's plans for the next several weeks.The safety, health and well-being of our members, our staff and the greater community in which we all live and work remain our first priority. Consistent with the Governor's guidance, the Boston Bar Association is taking the following steps: 

  • Educational programs: The BBA will not host in-person programs, conferences or seminars between now and April 24th. All registration fees for affected programs will be refunded within the next seven to 10 days. We are working with program planners to identify educational programs that can reasonably be conducted as webinars or Learn Online programs. Other programs will be rescheduled or postponed. We will keep you apprised our plans.
  • Service projects: All off-site service projects previously scheduled through April 24th are cancelled.   
  • Steering committees, advisory committees, standing committees and leadership level committees and boards: All meetings scheduled between now and April 24th will be conducted by conference call. 
  • Lawyer Referral Service: The BBA's LRS staff will continue to receive calls and to make referrals to members. 

We will continue to monitor the advice of state and local officials and adjust plans as appropriate. And we will, of course, keep all of our members up-to-date on an ongoing basis through email, social media and calendar postings at https://bostonbar.org/membership/calendar.

Thank you for participating in and supporting the work of the Boston Bar Association. We remain committed to continuing to serve our members, the legal profession, the justice system and this great community that is our shared home. Please let us know us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Many thanks,

Richard M. Page, Jr.
Executive Director
Boston Bar Association
Boston Bar Foundation