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To observe recommended social distancing measures in response to the current public health crisis, MCLE programs will be presented via webcast through April 2021. Circumstances permitting, in-person programming will resume in summer 2021.
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Practicing with Professionalism at MCLE

OVERVIEW | COURSE INFORMATION | RESOURCE MATERIALS

 

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

 

Practicing with Professionalism


Online Sessions Only

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, until further notice all sessions will be held online via Zoom. Register for the in-person session of your choice, as usual. You will receive an email invitation with login information and instructions for the virtual session as the program date approaches. Attendance requirements remain in effect for the online session and will be enforced.

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

Observance of the highest ethical standards, proficiency in essential elements of law practice, and engagement in the legal community are among the hallmarks of professionalism. MCLE's Practicing with Professionalism course brings these principles to life through video, lecture, interactive polling, compelling hypotheticals, and valuable best practices.

SJC 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.

Program highlights

Course information

The program runs from 9:00 am to 1:15 pm.

Fee $50

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 credited as having attended the day's program, but must register for another course date.

Resource materials

A major advantage of taking the Practicing with Professionalism course at 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 publications serve not only as a valuable companion for the course, but also as a continuing resource for research and reference in daily practice.