Annual Membership Runs July 1 - June 30

Your CMBA membership connects you with the legal community in an unparalleled way. Our 2017-18 year is shaping up to be our best yet!  Come on board now and start to leverage the CMBA for career and business development, savings on essential services, volunteerism, education, leadership, and many other opportunities right here in Greater Cleveland.  If you have any questions, please contact the CMBA Membership Team at (216) 696-3525.

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Annual Attorney Dues

Attorney Levels (based on first admit date) Annual Dues
1st year practicing (admitted 2017) $115
2nd year practicing (admitted 2016) $155
3rd year practicing (admitted 2015) $185
4th year practicing (admitted 2014) $240
5+ years of practice $315

Retired Attorney Member

Qualifying retired attorneys are eligible for a membership rate of $50 per year.

Honorary Members

Defined as an individual who has practiced law for 50 or more years and has been a member of the Bar Association for the last ten years. These members are eligible for free membership to the CMBA. Please contact the CMBA to inquire at (216) 696-3525.

RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE

Earn $25 off next year's dues per new member* you recruit! When you recruit a new member, we'll credit your account $25, up to the full cost of your membership dues, as a way to say thank you.

* Dues credit promotion is for recruitment of attorneys who have not been a CMBA member within the past two years and excludes recruitment of dual/joint members, law students or those attorneys still within one year of passing the Bar. 

Join or Renew Now!

You can join or renew today in any one of 3 ways:

1. Join online. If you are renewing, please sign in to the site and renew through your already existing account.

2. Download your membership application and send it to us by email, fax or mail. You are also welcome to drop it off at the CMBA anytime.

3. Call now. (216) 696-3525


Reduced Dues Eligibility

*The CMBA offers reduced attorney dues (see rates at right) for judges,  government attorneys, non-resident attorneys (living and working outside Cuyahoga County), attorneys practicing part-time or less, employed by nonprofit organizations or law schools, or attorneys not currently employed. You also may download the eligibility form and submit with your printed application. For any questions, please contact the CMBA at (216) 696-3525. 

Attorney Levels (based on first admit date)    Annual Dues
1st year practicing (admitted 2016) $55.00
2nd year practicing (admitted 2015) $75.00
3rd year practicing (admitted 2014)    $95.00
4+ years practicing (admitted 2013) $130

Dual Memberships

The CMBA also has a partnership with the Lorain County Bar Association (LCBA), offering LCBA and CMBA members the opportunity to save with dual membership.

LCBA members who live and work in Lorain County may join the CMBA for a discounted rate of $100. In turn, CMBA members who live and work in Cuyahoga County may join the LCBA for a discounted rate of $100. Attorneys living in one county but working in another are not eligible for the discounted dual membership. If you are interested in learning more about dual membership, please contact the CMBA at (216) 696-3525 or the Lorain County Bar at (440) 323-8416.


Cleveland Law Library 2-for-1 Offer - Become a member of both the Law Library and the CMBA for only $100!

This offer is limited to successful candidates of the February and July 2017 Ohio Bar Exams who are going into solo practice. Payments should be made in advance to the Cleveland Law Library Association. Full membership benefits in both the CLLA and the CMBA for the following time periods:

February 2017 Candidates
CLLA 6/1/2017 – 12/31/2018
CMBA 6/1/2017 – 6/30/2019

July 2017 Candidates
CLLA 11/1/2017 – 12/31/2018
CMBA 11/1/2017 – 6/30/2019

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