Professionalism Course for New Lawyers

SJC Rule 3:16 requires that lawyers newly admitted to the Massachusetts bar enroll in a professionalism course.

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.

Approved Providers

Follow links below for specific course and registration information:

Boston Bar Association (BBA)

Greater Lynn Bar Association (GLBA)

Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA)

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE)

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. Learn more about the Committee.

2018 Professionalism Course Calendar

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