SJC Practicing with Professionalism Program, February 2022 Session

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

  • Product Number: 2220000P03
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    4 substantive credits, 4 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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  • Product Description

    Product Description

    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.

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • Check-In

    • Law as a Profession: the Relevance and Importance of the Practicing with Professionalism Requirement

    • Professionalism in Developing, Managing, and Maintaining Relationships—And in Problem Solving

    • Connecting with the Legal Community: Supporting Access to Justice and Pro Bono Service

    • Connecting with the Legal Community: Engaging in Bar Associations and Continuing Your Legal Education

    • Challenges and Opportunities of New Technology and Social Media

    • Implicit Bias; The Importance Of Diversity and Inclusion in The Legal Profession; and Promoting Access To Justice

    • Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Rookie Missteps that Can Lead to an Inquiry from the Office of Bar Counsel

    • Resources Abound: The Importance of Well-Being, and Tips for Caring for Yourself and Your Practice from Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) and Its Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP)

    • Closing Remarks

    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



    Jared D. Correia, Esq., Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, Beverly
    Jeff Fortgang, Ph.D, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc., Boston
    Laura Keeler, Mass LOMAP, Boston
    Michael P. Sams, Esq., Kenney & Sams, PC, Boston
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    • $50.00 - All Registrants