The Board of Bar Overseers and the Office of the Bar Counsel were established by the Supreme Judicial Court in 1974 as independent administrative bodies to investigate and evaluate complaints against lawyers.
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Welcome letter from Board of Bar OverseersClick here for the welcome letter from Board of Bar Overseers Chair Vincent J. Pisegna.
BBO Seeks Pro Bono AttorneysThe Board of Bar Overseers is seeking pro bono attorneys. Please read the press release here.
SJC Announces Amendments to Rules of the Board of Bar OverseersThe Supreme Judicial Court has approved amendments to certain rules for the Board of Bar Overseers. The amended rules, effective September 1, 2017, will clarify motion practice at the Board.
Alert on Email ScamsThe Board of Bar Overseers has received information and wishes to alert the bar about two different email scams. Please click here to review this alert.
Ransomware 101A practical discussion of ransomware for solo and small firm lawyers, written by Attorney Terrence Pricher, can be read here.
Practicing With ProfessionalismPursuant to S.J.C. Rule 3:16, new attorneys admitted to the Massachusetts bar must attend a course on professionalism. You may view the 2017 course calendar by clicking here.
BBO/OBC POLICY ON LEGAL ADVICE ON MARIJUANA - The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers and Office of the Bar Counsel will not prosecute a member of ... ...more
APPEALS COURT DISQUALIFIES ATTORNEY/WITNESS IN CRIMINAL CASES BASED ON CONFLICT OF INTEREST - In a recent decision, the Appeals Court discussed the p... ...more