Professionalism Course Calendar
SJC Rule 3:16 on Practicing with Professionalism requires a mandatory course on professionalism for new lawyers admitted to the Massachusetts bar, effective September 1, 2013. View the 2018 Professionalism Course Calendar at the bottom of this page for course offerings, and the list of providers that follows, with links to their professionalism course web pages.
Follow links below for specific course and registration information:
Boston Bar Association (BBA)
Greater Lynn Bar Association (GLBA)
Anonymous Survey Following Completion of the Professionalism Course
The Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism requests all participants who have attended the Professionalism Course to complete this anonymous survey.
Practicing With Professionalism Course Survey
SJC Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism
The SJC Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism is charged with overseeing the implementation of SJC Rule 3:16 on Practicing with Professionalism, which requires a mandatory course on professionalism for new lawyers admitted to the Massachusetts bar. The rule was effective on September 1, 2013.
The Committee's duties and responsibilities include: designating approved course providers; making recommendations to the Court regarding the fees to be charged for the course and any circumstances under which the fees may be waived; evaluating the course providers; reporting to the Court on at least an annual basis on the implementation of the course and an assessment of whether the program is accomplishing its intended goals and outcomes; and overseeing the administration of all aspects of SJC Rule 3:16.
Members serve staggered terms of one to three years.
Hon. Margot Botsford, Chair, SJC (ret.)
Heidi Alexander, Deputy Director, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
Linda G. Bauer, Assistant Bar Counsel, Office of Bar Counsel
Kendra Berardi, Robinson & Cole
Joseph Berman, General Counsel, Board of Bar Overseers
Beth D. Cohen, Associate Dean, Western New England School of Law
Maura S. Doyle, Clerk of the SJC for The County of Suffolk
Kevin Maltby, Bacon & Wilson PC
Ingrid C. Schroffner, Assistant General Counsel, Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Kathleen Elliot Vinson, Director of Legal Writing, Suffolk University Law School
Marilyn J. Wellington, Executive Director, Board of Bar Examiners