Who you know matters. It's that simple.

Whether it's landing your first job, meeting your future opposing counsel, or beginning to learn how to build a book of business, who you know will always matter as a practicing lawyer.

Start building critical relationships early in your law school career through FREE membership in the CMBA. Expand your knowledge and your network through participation in sections and committees, fantastic social events, CLE programs, volunteer opportunities, and more.

We are here and ready to provide you the tools you need to prepare for, transition into, and succeed in practice.

Creating connections in the legal community is an essential part of your law school experience.

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Through my involvement in the CMBA, I feel like I have really begun to spread my roots into Cleveland’s legal community and develop those long lasting relationships."

Adam, CWRU ’13

Membership Has Its Privileges

Joining is just the first step. To maximize your membership and take advantage of all our benefits, start engaging today. Don't wait until you buy your cap and gown!

Practical Skill Building

Law school teaches you how to think like a lawyer. Your local bar can teach you how to practice like one. When you jump into our Sections & Committees, you can hone your skills, meet the best-of-the-best, get known, and so much more.

Real World Transition

Let us supplement what your career services office can do with our own job board, clerkship opportunities, new lawyer training, and personalized programming focused on helping you land your first lawyer job.

Have Fun with Us

From CMBA Movie Night to our Halloween Run to Rock the Foundation to networking receptions and more, we offer countless opportunities for you to engage in fun ways here at the CMBA.

Volunteering Opportunities

It's not too early to join us in giving back to the community. As a law student, volunteer alongside practicing attorneys. From inspiring high school students and helping the homeless to assisting in pro se cases, our many programs allow you to get connected and make a difference.

The 2018 Ethics and Professionalism Essay Competition is now open!

Sponsored by AmericanLawRadio.com and the Law Offices of David B. Malik, this essay competition gives law students the opportunity to show what they know and win up to $1,500. It is available for all full and part-time students enrolled in a JD or LLM program at any ABA-accredited law school.



What's In It For Me? Maximizing my bar association membership to achieve success.

Thank you to all who joined us April 6 for our spring semester event.  We hosted a candid, 30-minute conversation with a panel of attorneys who shared their stories and tips about how and why you should leverage the Bar during school and after graduation. Following the conversation, guests stayed for a cash-bar reception and opportunity to talk with and meet attorneys in a friendly, welcoming environment and begin to apply tips learned that will help YOU achieve success!

Thanks again to our panelists:

  • Alexander B. Reich, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 2009
  • Jennifer M. Himmelein, Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co., LPA, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 2009
  • Gregory G. Guice, Reminger Co., L.P.A., Case Western Reserve University School of Law 2003