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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 $50 course registration fee includes:

  • FREE MBA membership: To learn more about MBA membership advantages, visit NOTE: Sworn-in in 2016? You receive a FREE 2016-17 MBA membership when you register for a PWP course. You must attend the PWP course for the membership to remain valid.
  • All meals. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and networking. Connect with seasoned practitioners and judges as you learn about opportunities within the legal services community.
  • Stress-free assistance. 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.

The MBA will offer the course across the commonwealth in 2017 on the following dates:

Click here for Professionalism Course FAQs.

The MBA thanks its affiliated county bars for their collaboration with the Practicing with Professionalism Course.

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