News and Special Events

For the Media:  The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association has members practicing in every area of the law. If you are working on a story and need a legal resource, have questions or a request, please contact Rita Klein, Membership, Marketing and PR Director at 216-696-3525 x5000. 

NEWS 2015

06.05.15 - CMBA Bestows Awards at Annual Meeting
06.01.15 - CMBA Announces New Officers at Annual Meeting
04.28.15 - Renowned Attorney Thomas Mesereau Coming to Cleveland for Law Day
01.23.15 - CMBA Issues Statement Regarding Commercial Docket
01.13.15 - "Rock the Foundation" Moves to Cleveland Museum of Art for 10-Year Anniversary

NEWS 2014

12.19.14 - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Names New Executive Director
12.08.14 - GAL Project Commences CASA Program Planning in Cuyahoga County
11.20.14 - Louis Stokes Scholars Program Wins Outstanding Program Award
10.30.14 - Bar Association’s Women in Law Section Hosts Second Annual Event to Honor Women in the Law
08.29.14 - Bar foundation to Host 68th Annual Public Servants Luncheon
07.21.14 - CMBA Names Co-Interim Directors
06.20.14 - CMBA Announces Move to One Cleveland Center
06.11.14 - CMBA Announces New Officers, Bestows Awards at Annual Meeting
06.05.14 - CMBA Announces Roger S. Aaron Award Recipient
02.20.14 - Rock the Foundation Returns to House of Blues, March 22nd Theme is "Cleveland Rocks"
04.29.14 - CMBA Endorses Issue 7



Many of these opportunities are open to the members and the public. In addition to items listed below, we encourage you to visit our Section and Committee pages for information on their activities.

For information on participating in or sponsoring an event, please contact Rita Klein.  To view a calendar of all activities taking place at the CMBA, click here.


Mock Trial – Cuyahoga District Competition
Mock Trial – Cuyahoga Regional Competition
Rock the Foundation (2/14/15)

Diversity Networking Conference

Greater Cleveland Bench-Bar Memorial Program


Law Day 
Mock Trial – Cleveland
Greet the Judges & GCs and Celebration for New Lawye
3Rs – Show What You Know Competition

Annual Meeting (6/5/15)
Golf Outing (6/29/15)
Minority Summer Associate Program

Louis Stokes Scholars Program

Past President's Reception
Minority Clerkship Program (late summer)
Judicial Externship Program (late summer)
Public Servants Luncheon (8/28/15)

David Webster "Greener Way to Work" 

THE CMBA SINGS at Nighttown 
National Pro Bono Celebration
Halloween Run for Justice (10/31/15)

Environmental Clerkship (paired with CLE event)

Celebration for New Lawyers 

Additional events each year (as scheduled)
• Sections/committees receptions and events
• CLE seminars, events
• The Advanced Workers’ Compensation Medical-Legal Seminar
• The Cleveland Tax Institute (December 4-5)
• The Environmental Law Symposium
• The Estate Planning Institute (October 25)
• The Health Care Law Institute
• The Litigation Institute
• The Northern Ohio Labor & Employment Law Conference
• The Real Estate Law Institute (November 7-8)
• The William J. O’Neill Regional Bankruptcy Institute