Our Sections

  • Bankruptcy Law Bankruptcy Law

    The Bankruptcy Law Section allows solo and larger-firm practitioners from the consumer and business bankruptcy worlds to connect, share experiences and explore evolving legal issues. The section sponsors the popular Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference each spring and a variety of community service opportunities throughout the year.

  • Business and Commercial Litigation Business and Commercial Litigation
    This committee provides a means of dialogue and learning for members who share an interest in business and commercial litigation.
  • Business Transactions Business Transactions

    The Business Transactions Section aims to build an environment where business practice thrives. Ideas and perspectives are shared across disciplines, as practitioners take an active role in assessing and enacting legislation impacting corporate, business and commercial concerns.

  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

    The Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section is at the forefront of compelling legal issues impacting the field. Exploring the complexities of current legislative concerns, the section sponsors issue-specific programs, reviews legislative and regulatory proposals and seeks to advance the understanding of state and federal civil rights and civil liberties issues.

  • College & University College & University

    Attorneys and in-house counsel representing institutions of every size gather through the College & University Section. Monthly meetings allow section members to connect with peers and discuss pressing matters related to student affairs, labor and employment, regulatory issues, intellectual property, internal governance and tax issues.

  • Criminal Law Criminal Law

    Criminal Law Section members find opportunities not only to gain expertise alongside their peers, but also to connect with judges, clerks, probation officers and other court personnel. Educational programs analyze emerging issues and changes in state and federal criminal practice.

  • Delivery of Legal Services Delivery of Legal Services

    The Delivery of Legal Services Section focuses on improving access to legal services, with special attention to the challenges of middle- and low-income communities. Section members tap the ideas and expertise of peers and work to involve the private bar in efforts to identify and satisfy unmet needs.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Section Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Section

    The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Section is committed to advancing diversity in the legal profession. The section promotes activities and programs consistent with Diversity Leadership Task Force recommendations and other diversity initiatives of the BBA through educational, outreach, mentoring and networking programs.

  • Environmental Law Environmental Law

    This vibrant community explores a wide range of issues in all substantive areas of environmental law. Section members also help shape environmental policy through a close working relationship with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Family Law Family Law

    The Family Law Section is dedicated to maintaining relationships with the courts, peers and other parties invested in family law. Section members discuss current issues and problem areas, assist in efforts to improve law and procedures, and host educational programs to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of existing law.

  • Financial Services Financial Services

    Addressing a broad array of matters of interest to lawyers representing or regulating banks, insurance companies, investment advisers and other financial services businesses, including the planning, distribution and support of all financial services. The Section focuses on emerging issues, particularly prospective legislative and regulatory developments.

  • Health Law Health Law

    The Health Law Section's activities appeal to lawyers of all levels from corporate, litigation, white-collar, government and other backgrounds. Practitioners with a broad range of health-related interests and expertise find opportunities to meet with peers, legislators and regulators and explore pressing topical issues.

  • Immigration Immigration

    The Immigration Section draws enthusiastic, committed lawyers working in a wide range of legal environments and looking to expand their expertise on the complex, evolving issues confronting a successful immigration practice.

  • Insurance and Tort Litigation Insurance and Tort Litigation

    The Insurance and Tort Litigation Section provides members a means of exchanging information and maintaining a dialog on issues surrounding products liability, personal injury and medical malpractice, professional liability, and insurance and reinsurance.

  • Intellectual Property Intellectual Property

    This section draws experienced IP lawyers, transactional attorneys and litigators in private practice, as well as in-house lawyers at businesses, educational and research institutions and government agencies. Discussions and programming cover all facets of IP law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

  • International Law International Law

    Through networking and programming, the International Law Section deals with both private and public international law, including U.S. and foreign aspects of international business transactions, taxation of foreign income, foreign investment laws, treaties and international organizations such as the United Nations.

  • Labor & Employment Law Labor & Employment Law

    Practitioners join the Labor & Employment Law Section to share and expand their expertise in the areas of labor and employment, labor-management relations and employment discrimination. The section also focuses on practices and procedures before state and federal agencies relating to labor in all cases arising from an employer-employee relationship.

  • Multidistrict Litigation and Class Actions Multidistrict Litigation and Class Actions
    This committee explores the ever-changing landscape of class action practice and procedure in federal and state courts in a wide variety of areas, including mass torts, environmental law, securities and consumer fraud.
  • Privacy Cybersecurity & Digital Law Privacy Cybersecurity & Digital Law
    Privacy Cybersecurity & Digital Law
  • Real Estate Real Estate

    The Real Estate section addresses a variety of areas of real estate law, from bankruptcy to zoning. Programs and discussions cover issues including land use, environmental concerns, development, financing and eminent domain matters.

  • Tax Tax

    The Tax Section offers a forum for exchanging ideas and information about tax law. Section members share their expertise to promote understanding of federal and state tax laws and regulations, and join in efforts to improve the laws and procedures for their implementation.

  • Tax-Exempt Organizations Tax-Exempt Organizations

    This section provides a forum for practitioners interested in the law of nonprofit organizations. Monthly lunch meetings cover featured education topics and allow members to exchange information and ideas about practice issues and developments. The section also initiates or participates in legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, as appropriate.

  • Trusts & Estates Trusts & Estates

    This section covers a broad range of substantive legal topics and practice concerns of interest to trusts and estates lawyers at all experience levels. Monthly meetings focus on subjects including probate law, pre- and post-mortem estate planning considerations, drafting wills and trusts, estate and gift tax planning and more.

  • White Collar Crime Section White Collar Crime Section
    This Section is the home for prosecutors and defense attorneys participating in state and federal criminal proceedings in matters including Health Care and Securities Fraud, FCA, Public Corruption, and FCPA. Members also discuss best practices in guiding institutional clients through government investigations and compliance with relevant state and federal laws and regulations with criminal penalties.