The CMBA, in partnership with the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Special Counsel, and the Midwest Region of the National Black Law Student Association, hosted the 2015 CMBA Diversity & Inclusion Career Fair on August 21, 2015 at the CMBA's Conference Center. The Career Fair offered job seekers an introduction and opportunity to interact with employers.  

The CMBA and its partners are committed to promoting and encouraging a diverse and inclusive legal community.  Since 2013, the CMBA has provided a Career Fair for job seekers to meet employers and compete for summer clerkships, contract and full-time positions.  Thanks to the participation of 20+ employers and 300 job seekers, the Career Fairs have been dynamic events resulting in successful placement opportunities for diverse candidates.

Attendance to every Career Fair is open to new and seasoned attorneys, as well as eligible law students who are (a) currently enrolled in a J.D. program; (b) a member of the class of 2017 (current 2Ls) or 2016 (current 3Ls); and (c) attending an Ohio law school, a law school at a historically Black college or university, or one of the other listed Midwest law schools, or (d) a permanent resident of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, attending law school out-of-state. For a list of eligible law schools from the larger Midwest region and law schools associated with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, click here.

Information for Law Students and Other Job Seekers: The Career Fair is FREE for law school students; $15 for all other job seekers. Job seekers who are interested in more information about the 2016 Career Fair may contact Kris Wisnieski at or by calling (216) 696-3525.

Information for Employers: Employers interested in increasing diversity and inclusion in their workforce are welcome to attend, with the opportunity to sponsor the event and/or conduct exclusive, private interviews. If your firm or business is interested in learning more about the 2016 Career Fair including registering for the event, please contact Kris Wisnieski at or by calling (216) 696-3525. 

We are applaud the employers who attended the 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Career Fair:

  • Brennan, Manna & Diamond, LLC
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Cleveland Clinic Law Department
  • Cleveland Municipal Court – Housing Division
  • Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office
  • Forest City Enterprises, Inc.
  • Frantz Ward, LLP
  • Jones Day
  • KeyBank
  • Ohio Attorney General
  • Progressive Group of Insurance Companies
  • Reminger Co., L.P.A.
  • Roetzel & Andress, LPA
  • Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Thompson Hine, LLP
  • Tucker Ellis LLP
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • University Hospitals Health System