We Thank YOU This Season!

Our Bar Foundation is ever-grateful for the support provided by donors, volunteers and partners who help serve so many in our community who are vulnerable. Together, we are able to leverage your gifts of time, talent and treasure to positively impact our community. With your support, the programs funded by the Bar Foundation have made a big impact this year.

We touched the lives of 4,967 people in our community through the service of 1,051 volunteer lawyers who gave 19,855 volunteer hours valued at over $2,978,000. 

Our programs served:
3,000 Cleveland and East Cleveland city school students and graduates,
325 homeless or at risk individuals in area shelters and at social service centers,
60 grass-roots nonprofit organizations who serve those in need in our community,
800 area high school students participating in the annual mock trial competitions, and 
150 income eligible artists and arts organizations.

This year, we also celebrated with Brandon Brown, the first of our Louis Stokes Scholars to graduate from law school. 
We collaborated with 52 program partners, including the courts, the schools and community organizations.

We could not have accomplished this without you.

Thank you for being Lawyers Giving Back!


The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar FoundationCleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation funds outreach programs that are organized primarily under the Justice For All and Diversity & Inclusion umbrellas of the CMBA. These wide-ranging and innovative programs currently include: The 3Rs – Rights, Responsibilities, RealitiesCleveland Homeless Legal Assistance Program; Cleveland Mock Trial and Ohio Mock Trial Competitions; Pro Se Divorce Clinics; Reach Out Pro Bono for Nonprofits; Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; Law Day; Louis Stokes Scholars Program; and Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy.