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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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SJC Practicing with Professionalism Program, October 2020 Session

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

  • Product Number: 2210000P03
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    4 substantive credits, 4 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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    Online Session Only
    Due to the ongoing public health crisis, this session will be held online via Zoom. Register for the in-person session, 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, 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.

    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—and life.

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

    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 attend the day's program, but must register for another course date.

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    Please Note

    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty

    Chair

    Catherine F. Downing, Esq., Downing Van Dyke, PC, Framingham

    Faculty

    Rachel Casper, Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP), Boston
    Shawn Healy, Ph.D, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc, Boston
    Susan Letterman White, JD, MS, Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP), Boston
    Bethany Yue-Ping Li, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Michael James Merriam, Esq., Law Offices of Michael J. Merriam, Boston
    Christina Miller, Esq., Suffolk University Law School, Boston
    Cynthia T. Runge, Esq., Peridot Family Law LLC., Boston
    Ingrid C. Schroffner, Esq., University of Massachusetts Medical School Office of Management, Shrewsbury
    Matthew M. Yospin, Esq., Law Office of Matthew M. Yospin, Boston
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