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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Meet us at the Bar for an in-depth look at the wave of human trafficking across Northeast Ohio. Learn about efforts to combat trafficking at the local, state and federal levels.

When: November 29, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Stuart Teicher, the CLE Entertainer, returns to the CMBA to explain the fundamental elements for writing in the modern practice.



When: November 30, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Spend the day at the CMBA with Stuart Teicher, the CLE Entertainer. Stuart returns to the CMBA for two courses - Fluff is for Pillows, Not Legal Writing and Exit Row Ethics.



When: November 30, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA's Family Law Section for their November lunch meeting and CLE presentation at the Law Library.

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

When: November 30, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Stuart Teicher has traveled the world as a professional legal educator and he’s seen all kinds of bad behavior. Coincidentally, it mirrors a lot of the bad behavior he’s seen as an attorney ethics investigator.


When: November 30, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the Workers' Compensation Section for their annual Advanced Workers' Compensation Medical-Legal Seminar on December 1 at the CMBA Conference Center.



When: December 1, 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 Banking Law.



When: December 1, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Go back to school with the Legal Eagles Year End Update, held at St. Edward High School. Open to all, the Legal Eagles Year End Update is a fast-paced and fun Saturday seminar.

When: December 2, 2017
Where: Lakewood, OH
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Meet us at the Bar for a video presentation from our friends at the Columbus Bar Association, focusing on a wide-range of topics related to e-discovery.

When: December 4, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join Women in Law in supporting the YWCA's Adopt-A-Family program, now through December 5.



When: December 5, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Enlist in the 2017 New Lawyer Bootcamp at the CMBA.

The Bootcamp satisfies the New Lawyer Training requirement.

When: December 5–7, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The CMBA’s Business, Banking & Corporate Counsel Section’s Entertainment, Sports & Media Subcommittee, the Positive Coaching Alliance – Cleveland, and the Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy invite you to attend a panel discussion on “Ethics in Sports” on Tuesday, December 5th.

When: December 5, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the International Law Section for their luncheon and CLE presentation on December 6.

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

When: December 6, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Please join us on Wednesday, December 6 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: December 6, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA for its monthly Movie Night series: Lights, Camera, Cleveland! We'll be screening A Christmas Story on Wednesday, December 6.

When: December 6, 2017
Where: Cleveland, OH