Practicing with Professionalism

When:  Jul 14, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM (ET)

Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16 requires all persons newly licensed to practice law in Massachusetts on or after Sept. 1 2013, to complete a half-day Practicing with Professionalism Course. While the SJC had temporarily suspended the rule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SJC reinstated Rule 3:16, efffective Sept. 10,2020. Under the reinstatement orders, "lawyers admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth between Sept. 10, 2018, and the date of this Order who have not yet completed a Practicing with Professionalism Course shall have twenty-four months from the date of their admission to do so."

The Massachusetts Bar Association is committed to ensuring that newly licensed attorneys enter the profession in good standing by offering an affordable and convenient means of satisfying this rule's requirement.

The course registration fee for this virtual program is $50 an includes the following:

  • Program materials associated with the PWP course
  • Recordkeeping and attendance reports to the Board of Bar Overseers, which will be handled by the MBA

This program is exclusively for newly admitted Massachusetts attorneys in compliance with SJC Rule 3:16. Attorneys must be sworn into the Massachusetts bar before attending this course.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all courses will be offered virtually (via Zoom). Registration is required by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an emal from MassBarEducation with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent prior to the course date.


Zoom Webinar