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. Check out our CLE Guide on the Go for all of our Fall programs!

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.




Destination CLE

The CMBA CLE Department likes to travel too! This spring we will be enjoying warm weather, CLE, and baseball in Arizona for Spring Training. Learn more about this destination CLE and start packing your bags!

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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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

Learn about the current disclosure requirements and developments affecting annual disclosure documents.



When: December 11–12, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Need your professional conduct hours? Join the CMBA's Ethics and Professionalism Committee for 3.0 hours of hot topics and common professional conduct pitfalls .



When: December 11, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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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: December 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.

Everything you need to know about how a non-profit operates!



When: December 13, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA's Litigation and Business, Banking and Corporate Counsel Sections for a joint lunch and CLE presentation on December 13.

This month's topic is "Corporate Representative Depositions and Proportionality - Avoiding Traps for the Unwary.”

When: December 13, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA's newest Section, the Social Security & Disability Section, for their half-day CLE, just in time for the year-end CLE crunch.

When: December 13, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The CMBA is excited to partner with WEB for a joint year-end Legal and Regulatory Update on Thursday, December 14.

When: December 14, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Managing a crisis situation, long before trial, is today a necessary skill set for attorneys.

Meet us at the Bar for a crash course in crisis management, for attorneys and clients.

When: December 14, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Celebrate the season at the Young Lawyers Section's annual holiday party.

When: December 14, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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We offer this program live once per year!

Attendance at a federal court update is required for anyone seeking admission to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. This program is an excellent option for those seeking a refresher in federal court practice.

This seminar satisfies the requirement to attend an approved seminar on Federal Practice, pursuant to Rule... Details
When: December 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 negotiating, drafting design and construction contracts that clearly define responsibilities and intelligently allocate risks.



When: December 15, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Meet us at the Bar for a half-day CLE focused on the evolving OVI practice.



When: December 15, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Need your professional conduct hours? Join the CMBA's Ethics and Professionalism Committee for 3.0 hours of hot topics and common professional conduct pitfalls.



When: December 16, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join us at the CMBA for a video presentation focused on the threat of identity theft and cybersecurity. Brought to you in conjunction with our friends at the Columbus Bar Association

When: December 18, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Spend the day at the CMBA wrapping up those last-minute CLE hours, with two brand-new LIVE courses.



When: December 19, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH