The Ethics Commission conducts conflict of interest law seminars every other month at its office in Boston at One Ashburton Place, Room 619.  Seminars are 90 minute presentations on the requirements of the conflict of interest law for state, county and municipal employees.  Some of the topics covered include the rules regarding gifts, outside employment, contracting with public entities, acting on matters in which family members and business associates have a financial interest, leaving government to work for companies which conduct business with the town, county or commonwealth and disclosing appearances of conflicts of interest.

Seating at these sessions is limited.  Please contact 617-371-9500 to sign-up.  To save on travel to Boston, you can also register to participate in a seminar by webinar.

2017 In-house seminar schedule

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

If someone has a disability and requires an accommodation in order to fully participate in the seminar, please contact me at 617-371-9505 or  Please provide as much notice as possible when requesting a disability accommodation.  If the person no longer requires the accommodation after it has been arranged, contact me to cancel the request as soon as possible, since the Commission will incur expenses for failure to cancel the accommodation in a timely manner.

If your agency or municipality wishes to host a conflict of interest law webinar, or a seminar conducted at your offices, please contact David Giannotti at 617-371-9505 or for details.