Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

We are a local, nonprofit professional organization dedicated to serving the needs of legal professionals here in Greater Cleveland. A voluntary membership organization, our members include attorneys and judges, law students, paralegals, and other business professionals. Together, we serve as the collective voice of our legal profession, both bench and bar.

In March 2008, the Cleveland Bar and Cuyahoga County Bar Associations brought together more than 135 years of rich history to create the unified Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Our primary reach is Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, making our legal community the largest in Ohio. We operate as a center for legal professionalism in the region, promoting the highest ethical and professional standards. We leverage the talent and generosity of our members and this world-class legal community to serve others in need through our many pro bono and community service programs. Together, we work to advance the greater Cleveland legal community as a world-class center of professional excellence and model of community service. We have an operating budget of approximately $3 million and are home to more than 5,500 members.

Lawyers Giving Back

We are also the home of nationally recognized "Lawyers Giving Back" public outreach and pro bono legal service programs, funded by our Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation. The Foundation's tagline - "Lawyers Giving Back" - captures the spirit behind the hard work of our volunteers and Foundation to serve our community well.

Connecting with Cleveland

We are pleased to offer all of Greater Cleveland access to legal assistance, a fantastic conference center, and opportunities to connect with our legal community and each other through business, networking and fun social events.

Our Mission

To promote the rule of law, sustain and improve the quality of and public trust in the administration of justice and the legal profession, and enhance Greater Cleveland through member, civic and community service and leadership.

Our Vision

To be the model of metropolitan bar member and community service and leadership, indispensable to the practice of law in Greater Cleveland.

Our Core Values