MBA's Practicing with Professionalism Resource Center
Congratulations Counselor! You are now a member of a noble and
exclusive group of professionals who are privileged to call
themselves Massachusetts attorneys. This privilege comes with the
responsibility of upholding your oath to "conduct [yourself] in the
office of an attorney within the courts according to the best of
[your] knowledge and discretion, and with all good fidelity."
Your first step in complying with your solemn oath is to attend
and complete a one-day Practicing with Professionalism Course
within 18 months of being admitted to the bar. As the only Supreme
Judicial Court-approved provider to offer this course statewide,
the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) is committed to helping you
enter the profession on the right track by offering an affordable
and convenient means of satisfying this requirement.
The $35 course registration fee
- All meals. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and a
cocktail reception, giving you an opportunity to network with
seasoned practitioners and judges as you learn about opportunities
within the legal services community.
- Stress-free. All necessary record-keeping and
attendance reports to the Board of Bar Overseers will be handled by
the Massachusetts Bar Association.
As an MBA member, you will become a part of a diverse network of
more than 11,000 judges and attorneys across the commonwealth who
are committed to professional excellence and respect for the law.
In addition, your MBA membership gives you access to up-to-date
information, practical tools to help your professional development
and valuable resources to help your practice thrive.
In partnership with the University of Massachusetts, the MBA
will offer the course across the commonwealth on the following
- Thursday, Jan.
22: MBA, 20 West St., Boston
- Thursday, Feb. 19: UMASS Medical
- Thursday, March 19: UMASS School
of Law, Dartmouth
- Wednesday, May 13: UMASS Medical
- Thursday, July 16: MBA, 20 West St.,
- Thursday, Sept. 17: UMASS Lowell Inn &
- Friday, Oct. 23: Western New England University
School of Law
Click here for Professionalism Course
The MBA thanks its affiliated county bars for their
collaboration with the Practicing with Professionalism