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.  Please note - any promo applies only to self-study CLE sponsored with OMBAC.  Promos do not apply to the CMBA's live programming.




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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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 the CMBA's Cleveland Homeless Legal Assistance Program (CHLAP) for a three-hour CLE devoted to legal issues facing our vulnerable community members. Free for current and new volunteers.

When: December 18, 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
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Meet us at the Bar for a speed CLE session, presented by the CMBA's Sections. We'll give you a year-in-review of ten practice areas in one morning session.



When: December 19, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section for their December meeting and CLE presentation.

Enjoy lunch with your fellow Estate Planning practitioners and then pick up an hour of CLE.

When: December 19, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Our last live professional conduct program of the year before we move to video. Join the CMBA's Legal Department for a practical and entertaining guide to avoiding ethical traps.

When: December 19, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Did you miss the Estate Planning Institute in October? Need CLE before December 31?

Join us for the video presentation of the 44th Annual Estate Planning Institute.

When: December 20, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Did you miss the Real Estate Law Institute live in November? Do you need year end CLE in Real Estate? Here's your chance to catch the only Real Estate video of our CLE season.



When: December 21–22, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Mark your calendar for the upcoming O'Neill Bankruptcy Institute Video Presentation, which promises an engaging and informative view of commercial and consumer bankruptcy issues arising in a variety of contexts.

Our theme this year is "Adding Structure to Restructuring: Strategies for Surviving Uncertain Times."

When: December 27–28, 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 28, 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 29, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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We're at the end of the CLE season! This is our final program of the reporting period, so this is the last chance to pick up those remaining hours.

When: December 29–30, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA for its monthly Movie Night series: Lights, Camera, Cleveland! We'll be screening Denial on Wednesday, January 3.

When: January 3, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the ADR Section for their January meeting and CLE presentation.

This month's topic is Steps to a Successful Mediation.

When: January 9, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH