CMBA Announces Move to One Cleveland Center

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CMBA Announces Move to One Cleveland Center 

CLEVELAND – June 20, 2014 – The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) is pleased to announce it is moving from its current location in the Galleria to One Cleveland Center, on the southeast corner of 9th and St. Clair, on October 1. The new location may be familiar to some as the former Forum Conference Center.

The space in the Galleria has been home to the bar association for the past 10 years.  However, the new offices – which include more space, as well as updated facilities and technology – will allow the CMBA to improve its services and capabilities for members. Furthermore, the new facilities allow the association to open its doors to the legal and business communities for events, meetings, corporate trainings and presentations. “This expansion of service and space will help the CMBA to continue as a hub for the legal community,” said Bruce Hearey, president of the CMBA.

“The legal climate is ever-changing and this bar association must be able to adapt to the needs of our members and the community,” said Hearey. “This move will help us to more successfully meet those demands and serve as an invaluable resource for our profession now and well into the future.”

“Thanks are due to the many firms and individuals who contributed financially 10 years ago to our last move. Those contributions, the continuing support of our dues-paying members, and the prudent management of our finances have put the association in the position to make this move. I am glad that the executive committee voted unanimously to move forward with this endeavor and am looking forward to helping the association take advantage of its new opportunities,” said Joseph Gross, CMBA treasurer.

The new offices will include three (3) small conference rooms/offices; seven (7) classrooms/meeting rooms and a nearly 400-seat auditorium. With the new space available to non-members, rest assured that CMBA members will continue to have access to reserve small meeting rooms at no charge or rent larger space at discounted member rates.

“We hope everyone will share in our excitement as we look ahead to becoming a more flexible center for our legal community and the Greater Cleveland community at large,” added Hearey.

Effective October 1, 2014, the new address will be:

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
1375 East 9th Street, Floor 2
Cleveland, OH 44114-1785

Phone numbers and fax numbers will remain the same. 

About the CMBA
The nonprofit Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association operates as a center for legal professionalism in the region, promoting the highest ethical and professional standards. Serving the largest legal community in the state, the CMBA has nearly 6,000 members. Learn more at