MCLE. Keep raising the bar.®

What We Do

MCLE is the Massachusetts legal community's premier provider of hands-on educational programs and reference materials. Its particular focus is applied law: practical, highly concrete training for attorneys in the essential elements of professional practice.

MCLE's mission is to keep raising the caliber of lawyers' professional and ethical service by providing comprehensive and practical continuing legal education of the highest quality to the broadest possible audience. In fulfilling this mission, MCLE presents more than 250 programs annually, in a variety of in-person and online formats; publishes more than 160 practice manuals, available as e-books as well as in print; and offers an online subscription product (the OnlinePass™) with unlimited access to all of its webcast programs and its entire book collection.

A not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) educational institution, MCLE relies on sponsor membership dues to help subsidize its ongoing research and development and on charitable donations to expand access to continuing legal education. MCLE awards approximately 1,300 tuition scholarships each year to legal services staff attorneys, practitioners accepting pro bono cases, and lawyers certifying financial need.

MCLE's innovations in legal education have been recognized in forty-six awards for professional excellence and outstanding achievement from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), an international organization of continuing legal education professionals.

ACLEA Awards

Each year, the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), an international association of CLE professionals, presents its "ACLEA's Best" Awards to recognize creativity, innovation, excellence, and outstanding achievement in the categories of marketing, programs, publications, public interest, and technology.

MCLE is proud to have received awards in each of the five categories and to be recognized consistently by its professional colleagues around the world as one of the best in what we do.