Continuing Legal Education

Offering more than 150 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!  Click here to download the info sheet.  To purchase your CLE Passport online, click here.  

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

Click the logo below to view our self-study CLE page for the latest promos and specials!

             

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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Join us for our popular Special Education Law and Advocacy Update, a program designed for parents, practitioners and school professionals.

Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join our CMBA's Litigation Section and Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section for our April breakfast and CLE presentation.

When: April 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.

Today's program is Financial Services Conflicts of Interest & Fiduciary Duties 2017: Navigating the Emerging Regulatory Maze.



When: April 26, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA's Family Law Section for their April lunch meeting and CLE presentation.

Meet up with colleagues and pick up an hour of CLE credit on a hot topic in Family Law.

When: April 27, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the Small Firm & Solo Practitioner Section for their monthly lunch meeting at Shula's 2 in the Doubletree Hotel in Independence.

When: April 27, 2017
Where: Independence, OH
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Join us for the reception, dinner and celebration of the career of The Honorable Pat E. Morgenstern-Clarren at the Drury Hotel on April 27.

When: April 27, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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If you're looking to stay updated on the nearly daily changes in the international and immigration landscape, you won't want to miss International and Immigration Law under the Trump Administration: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.



When: May 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.

Today's program is Pretrial Practice 2017.



When: May 4, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Mark your calendar for the upcoming O'Neill Bankruptcy Institute, which promises an engaging and informative view of commercial and consumer bankruptcy issues arising in a variety of contexts.

This year's theme is "Adding Structure to Restructuring: Strategies for Surviving Uncertain Times."

Sponsored by the CMBA's Bankruptcy & Commercial Law... Details
When: May 4–5, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join us on Friday, May 5 at noon at The City Club of Cleveland when the 2017 Law Day theme celebrates the 14th Amendment. James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale Law School, and author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, will be the keynote speaker on how and why our society became so punitive and what we can do about the future of race and the criminal justice system in the United... Details
When: May 5, 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 program is Financial Services Technology 2017: Avoidance of Risk.



When: May 5, 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 program is The Volcker Rule 2017: What it Means for Financial Institutions and Markets



When: May 9, 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: May 9, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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When: May 11, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the Family Law Section of the CMBA and the Center for Principled Family Advocacy for the Basic Collaborative Training.

When: May 11–12, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH