SJC Practicing with Professionalism Program, September 2023 Session

A mandatory half-day, online only, course for new lawyers on civility, relationship building, implicit bias, access to justice, and the financial, technological and personal challenges inherent in law practice

  • Product Number: 2240000P01
  • CLE Credits, earn up to:
    4 substantive credits, 4 ethics credits CLE Credit Note
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    Product Description


    SIGN UP FOR THE IN-PERSON PROGRAM OPTION. You will receive an email with login information and instructions for the virtual session as the program date approaches.

    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

    • Developing, Managing, and Maintaining Relationships

    • Demonstrating Professionalism in Problem Solving and Negotiation

    • Examining Implicit Bias

    • Promoting Access to Justice

    • Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities in Using New Technology and Social Media

    • Connecting with the Legal Community

    • Maintaining Your Professional and Personal Well-Being

    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



    Dr. Jeff Fortgang, Ph.D, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL | MassLOMAP), Boston
    Heena S-J Trivedi, Letterman White Consulting, Quincy
    Matthew M. Yospin, Esq., Law Office of Matthew M. Yospin, Boston