Ways To Give Back

With all of the efforts being made to avoid the spread of COVID-19, many CMBA members are left with a drive to help and do good, but we’re prevented from our usual ways of reaching out in order to maintain social distancing. To learn an updated list of ways you can help support our community, please click below. For an updated list of resources for families, the homeless, artists, nonprofits, veterans, and more, go to https://tinyurl.com/COVIDPublic.

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DID YOU KNOW? 959 volunteers provided 13,080 hours of service, valued at over $1,962,063, helping 3,553 people in our community through our outreach programs in 2018-19.  

Volunteer Today!

Join the more than 1,000 lawyers and legal professionals giving back to our community each year by providing volunteer service in a CMBA pro bono or public outreach program. No matter what your level of experience, schedule or interest, we have a menu of volunteer opportunities that has something for you.

Share your legal skills. Our pro bono legal assistance programs also offer volunteers an opportunity to earn CLE credit, as outlined in Rule X of the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio.  

Take time to invest in Cleveland's youth by participating in our law-related education programs for citizens of all ages.

  • Join a 3Rs team and visit the high school classroom to help students learn about the U.S. Constitution and develop career planning skills.
  • Mentor students in high school or college who are interested in careers in the law through diversity pipeline programs like the Summer Legal Academy and Stokes Scholars Program.
  • Serve as a team legal advisor or competition judge for the Cleveland Mock Trial or the Ohio Mock Trial for students in Cleveland and high schools throughout Northeast Ohio.

Each volunteer program offers training, mentors, curriculum, materials, and other support to help ensure a satisfying and successful experience.

Why is volunteering right for YOU?

Check out the recent Bar Journal article about why volunteering is a good idea at all stages of your career: "Give a Little, Get a Lot: How Volunteering Benefits Attorneys Launching Careers and During Job Transitions."

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