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

Learn how the Trump Administration's policies will impact fiscal and monetary policies.



When: September 26, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section for their September 26 lunch and learn. Today's topic is the Responsibilities of the Consumer Bankruptcy Practice.

When: September 26, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Looking to satisfy the training requirement for the Northern District of Ohio? Today's video fits the bill.

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: September 26, 2017
Where: Cleveland
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

Hear From experienced in-house and outside counsel, chief compliance officers and government officials about the function and conduct of gatekeepers.



When: September 27, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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As part of Greener Way to Work Week, meet us at the Bar to better understand the laws governing bicycles on the roadways. Learn tips and tricks for representing injured cyclists.

When: September 27, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The CMBA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and ADR Section bring together a joint program on breaking in to the ADR and mediation practice and overcoming challenges in your practice.

When: September 27, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Meet us at the Bar for weekly sessions to work your mind, body and soul.

When: September 27, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Annual luncheon to celebrate Green Certified firms/offices and to hear a presentation on a hot topic in sustainability.

When: September 28, 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 webcast will provide everything you need to know about all of the current updates in Intellectual Property Law.



When: October 2–3, 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.

Hear directly from current and former high-level officials in many of the country’s top enforcement agencies about white collar crime.



When: October 4, 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 4, 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.

Join PLI’s expert faculty of life sciences practitioners, in-house counsel, government regulators, and prosecutors as we examine the current state of life sciences law.



When: October 5, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA and the West Shore Bar Association for our first-ever joint professional conduct seminar. We're focusing on issues related to criminal practitioners in small and solo practice settings.


When: October 6, 2017
Where: Rocky River, OH
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Please join us on Wednesday, October 11 at noon, for the WIL Section meeting. Come reconnect with old friends, forge new friendships, and reenergize yourself for the second half of your work day!



When: October 11, 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 11, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH