Continuing Legal Education

Offering more than 160 live and video CLE courses each year, the CMBA strives to provide relevant, cost-effective and convenient CLE programming in the comfort of our Conference Center. 

Members save BIG on CLE. In addition to saving 25% on all of our CLE programming, CMBA members also have access to our CLE Passport (current rate - 12 CLE hours for $300 - a savings of $60 off our everyday rates. Be sure to look for our CLE Passport as part of your dues renewal next year to save even more! 

Download the CLE Passport info sheet

Purchase the CLE Passport online

If you are not already a CMBA member, take advantage of instant CLE savings by joining today.

Come meet us at the Bar for all of your CLE needs!

For more information, call us at (216) 696-2404 or email cle@clemetrobar.org.

To see our current offerings, please scroll down.

CLE Programs

Annual Institutes

The CMBA's Institutes are advanced-level CLE courses, providing an in-depth look at the latest trends and topics in a variety of practice areas. If you practice in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Labor & Employment or Tax, these are the must-attend courses.

Take a deeper dive into our Institutes.

Leadership & Practice Development

Whether you are a brand-new attorney or have been practicing for decades, the CMBA offers leadership development programming to help members reach their full potential.

Learn more about our opportunities.

Professional Conduct

The CMBA offers a variety of Professional Conduct (formerly known as Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse) courses each year to help you meet your requirements. In addition, many of our substantive courses include Professional Conduct as part of their programs. Check our our events calendar below for more information on upcoming programs.

Self-Study/Online CLE

The CMBA partners with the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium (OMBAC) for our self-study CLE program.  Take CLE online 24/7 through video or podcast.

Click the logo below for a full list of programs and current promos.



Additional Details

Read more about CMBA CLE, including:
  • Our cancellation policy
  • Links to check your annual CLE requirements and transcripts
  • Location and parking

Interested in presenting?

The CMBA is interested in hearing from potential presenters!  Please contact Samantha Pringle, CLE Director, at (216) 696-2404.

Check out our Seminar Chair Handbook for more details on the planning process for future programs. Already on our schedule? View our tips for speakers and moderators.

Please note - the opinions expressed by our presenters and audience members are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the CMBA.  We support the open exchange of viewpoints during our programs.

Events

 
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To help keep you "in the know" and "on the go," we'll be convening free, interactive one-hour conversations each month on what's hot.

When: June 13, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

Today's session provides a working knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.



When: July 31 – August 1, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

Today's session provides the latest developments and insights on attorney-client privilege.



When: August 8, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

Today's session provides information on constitutional issues the Supreme Court faced in the October 2016 Term.



When: August 10, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Please join the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation in recognizing outstanding public employees at the 71st Annual Franklin A. Polk Public Servants Merit Awards Luncheon.

When: August 25, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

This program will help you learn the basics of e-discovery law and practice.



When: September 6, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

This program will analyze the forms used for filings with the SEC under the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934.



When: September 7–8, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Combine business and pleasure with an afternoon CLE at Progressive Field and then move to the Club for the Indians versus Tigers.

When: September 12, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

Learn about how being fluent in technology can help you while communicating with and supporting your client.



When: September 14, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Now in its third year, don't miss this year's Small & Solo Expo. With a new location, a new co-sponsor with the Akron Bar Association and an entirely new agenda, you won't want to miss this year's event.

When: September 15, 2017
Where: Independence, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

This program will help educate you on what the government is currently doing to protect cybersecurity.



When: September 15, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Meet us at the Bar on September 15 for the 2017 Midwest Diversity Career Fair.

When: September 15, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The CMBA reserved a limited number of tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON for FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 at 8:00 p.m. Reservations and payment are due by AUGUST 2.

When: September 15, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

Learn about how to handle the many issues that can arise with e-discovery in litigation.



When: September 18, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

Learn from major corporations, the SEC, the IRS and shareholder activist groups, as well as leading law and consulting firms, about the changing landscape in our economy.



When: September 19, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH