Practicing with Professionalism at MCLE



A mandatory half-day course
for new lawyers on the
Massachusetts Rules
of Professional Conduct
and Massachusetts Practice


Practicing with Professionalism

Completion of your Rule 3:16 requirement—and much more

Observance of the highest ethical standards, proficiency in essential elements of law practice, civility, and engagement in the legal community are among the hallmarks of professionalism. MCLE’s dynamic Practicing with Professionalism faculty bring these principles to life.

Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16 requires all newly admitted lawyers in Massachusetts to complete a mandatory professionalism course within 18 months of admission. Spend the morning with MCLE and build a foundation in professionalism that will serve you throughout your career—and life.

Program Highlight!

Commentary from a member of the SJC’s Standing Committee on Professionalism emphasizing the value of the course, and identifying attributes and the importance of professionalism in the practice of law, while also highlighting the historical significance of Massachusetts lawyers in upholding the rule of law


Course Information

Fee: $50

Location: Live Webcast

Dates: MCLE is offering Practicing with Professionalism on the following dates—

Attendance Policy
Attendance at this program, per SJC Rule 3:16, is a post-admission requirement. Only those already admitted to the Massachusetts bar will receive credit for the course; anyone not yet admitted to the bar will have to retake the course after admission.

**Attendance at the entire program is required. Registrants who join online after the course has commenced will not be permitted to attend the day's program, but must register for another course date.**

Resource Materials

A major advantage of taking the Practicing with Professionalism course with MCLE is the rich compilation of resource materials—provided in electronic format—over 1,000 pages of original articles from existing MCLE publications, and materials from a number of regulatory agencies and professional organizations.

These materials serve not only as a valuable companion for the course, but also as a continuing resource for research and reference in daily practice.