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.



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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When: October 16, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The Pillars Programs provide free support for members through practical advice, tips, and resources in the search for employment.

When: October 18, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Meet us at the Bar for weekly sessions to work your mind, body and soul.

When: October 18, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA's Environmental Law Section for their October lunch and CLE presentation.

Meet up with colleagues over lunch and then pick up an hour of CLE credit on a hot topic in Environmental Law.

When: October 19, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The CMBA's newest Federal Court Practice video is now available.

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: October 19, 2017
Where: Cleveland
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Join the CMBA and the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court for a half-day CLE focused on the new Supreme Court of Ohio guidelines for parenting plans.

When: October 20, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Looking for Saturday CLE? We've got you covered with our Municipal Court Update series, held at the Independence Civic Center

When: October 21, 2017
Where: Independence, OH
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Join the CMBA's Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) - Ohio Chapter for their CLE and Luncheon.

When: October 24, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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When: October 24, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Meet us at the Bar for weekly sessions to work your mind, body and soul.

When: October 25, 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: October 25, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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When: October 26, 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 how the Law of Section 1983 is continually developing today.



When: October 26, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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As we gear up for the election cycle, the CMBA partners with the League of Women Voters and C|M Law for a two-hour presentation focused on campaign finance.

When: October 26, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The Health Care Law Section is taking their CLE show on the road, with a half-day program focused on the latest in health care practice.

When: October 26, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH