"There's nothing better to create brand awareness in the legal community than a regular, recurring ad in the Bar Journal." – Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications

Media Kit

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, comprised of more than 5,200 members, is home to the largest legal community in Ohio and one of the largest local bar associations in the country. Our members include practitioners in solo, small, medium and large law firms, as well as general counsel for corporate, nonprofit and government entities. Our membership also includes a number of decision makers in nonprofit organizations and law schools, and numerous other types of business leaders.


Circulation: 5,000+ attorney and affiliate members of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. With a readership of more than 10,000, it makes the Bar Journal the most competitively priced business publication in Northeast Ohio.

Frequency of Issues: Published monthly, except for the combined July/August issue.

Closing Dates: First day of the month preceding publication date (e.g. the February issue closes the first of January).

Editorial: Original articles, news of individual members, Bar Association activities and legal developments.

Display Advertising: All contents of advertisements are subject to the publisher's approval. The publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertisement, insertion order or contract at any time. The publisher has no liability for failure to execute accepted orders because of Acts of God, fires, strikes, accidents or other occurrences beyond the publisher's control. Download an ad contract sample.

Classified Advertising: Classified ads up to 25 words are FREE to CMBA members. This space is available to non-members at a rate of $2 per word per month. Download the Classified advertising contract.

Display Advertising:  For questions on sales or costs, please call our advertising representatives:
John Moore, (216) 721-4300, jmoore@livepub.com
Chris Allen, (216) 736-8601, cpublishing@me.com

All material should be sent to
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal
Attn: Jackie Baraona
1375 East 9th Street, Floor 2
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1785
(216) 696-3525
Fax: (216) 696-2413

Together, we serve as the collective voice of the legal profession in Greater Cleveland, both bench and bar.