Continuing Legal Education

Offering more than 160 live and video CLE courses each year, the CMBA strives to provide relevant, cost-effective
and convenient CLE programming in the comfort of our Conference Center.

Members save BIG on CLE. If you are not already a CMBA member, take advantage of instant CLE savings by joining today. In addition to saving 25% on all of our CLE programming, CMBA members also have access to our CLE Passport.  More details below.

Come meet us at the Bar for all of your CLE needs!

For more information, call us at (216) 696-2404 or email cle@clemetrobar.org.

To see our current offerings, please scroll down.

CLE Programs

Annual Institutes

The CMBA's Institutes are advanced-level CLE courses, providing an in-depth look at the latest trends
and topics in a variety of practice areas. If you practice in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Labor & Employment
or Tax, these are the must-attend courses.

 

Leadership & Practice Development

Whether you are a brand-new attorney or have been practicing for decades, the CMBA offers leadership
development programming to help members reach their full potential.

Learn more about our opportunities.


PLI Simulcasts

The CMBA partners with Practising Law Institute (PLI) for simulcasts of their live programs from NYC.

Simulcasts are open to PLI Privileged Members and any attorney looking to take advantage of PLI's advanced-level courses.

See what's on deck at the Bar.

Professional Conduct

The CMBA offers a variety of Professional Conduct (formerly known as Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse)
courses each year to help you meet your requirements. In addition, many of our substantive courses include
Professional Conduct as part of their programs. Check our our events calendar below for more information
on upcoming programs.

Self-Study/Online CLE

The CMBA partners with the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium (OMBAC) for
our self-study CLE program.  Take CLE online 24/7 through video or podcast.

The CMBA is thrilled to launch our new self-study CLE platform!   

Be sure to check out our new look!

View Available Programs


Destination CLE

The CMBA CLE Department likes to travel too! This spring, we enjoyed warm weather, CLE, and baseball in Arizona
for Spring Training. Learn more about this destination CLE and start packing your bags!

International Women's Day

It's a day for celebrating! In conjunction with our Women in Law Section, we annually engage in a full day CLE
all about women. Learn more about the Annual International Women's Day Seminar here.

Additional Details

Read more about CMBA CLE, including:
  • Our cancellation policy
  • Links to check your annual CLE requirements and transcripts
  • Location and parking

Interested in presenting?

The CMBA is interested in hearing from potential presenters!  Please contact Samantha Pringle,
CLE Director, at (216) 696-2404.

Check out our Seminar Chair Handbook for more details on the planning process for future programs.
Already on our schedule?   View our tips for speakers and moderators.

Please note - the opinions expressed by our presenters and audience members are their own and do
not necessarily reflect the  views or policies of the CMBA.  We support the open exchange of viewpoints
during our programs.

CLE Passport

In addition to saving 25% on all of our CLE programming, CMBA members also have access to our CLE Passport
(current rate - 12 CLE hours for $300 - a savings of $60 off our everyday rates).

Renew your CLE Passport now as part of your 2018-19 dues renewal!
 

Download the CLE Passport info sheet

Purchase the CLE Passport online

Events

 
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The CMBA and Cuyahoga County Probate Court offer an exciting new pro bono opportunity at the Court. We're looking for volunteers to assist community members with their guardianship applications.

When: June 21, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA's Family Law Section for their June lunch meeting and CLE presentation at the CMBA Conference Center.

Meet up with colleagues and pick up an hour of CLE credit on a hot topic in Family Law.

When: June 21, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Celebrate summer with the Litigation and Young Lawyers Sections for their Annual Summer Social.

When: June 21, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Summer is finally here! We have partnered with NatureVation for an outdoor excursion to take advantage of all NE Ohio has to offer!

When: June 23, 2018
Where: Independence, OH
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Join us at Westwood for this summertime tradition.

When: June 25, 2018
Where: Rocky River, OH
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The CMBA is proud to partner with the ACLU of Ohio and the Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research for an afternoon symposium: Fifty Years of Fair Housing: Looking Back and Moving Forward.

When: June 25, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association invites you to attend the 2018 installment of its Hot Topics for Estate Planners Seminar.

When: June 26, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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When: June 26, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Summer is finally here! We have partnered with NatureVation for an outdoor excursion to take advantage of all NE Ohio has to offer!

When: July 13, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Please join the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation in recognizing outstanding public employees at the 72nd Annual Franklin A. Polk Public Servants Merit Awards Luncheon.

When: August 24, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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It's back and better than ever! Don't miss this year's Small & Solo Expo on September 28.

When: September 28, 2018
Where: Independence, OH
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Meet us at the Bar for the 45th Annual Estate Planning Institute, sponsored by the Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

When: October 26, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The 17th Annual Halloween Run for Justice, planned with Hermes Sports and Events Cleveland, will feature 5 mile, 5 K and 1 mile runs and a 5 K and 1 mile walk.

When: October 27, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The Real Estate Law Institute turns 40 in 2018! Join us for a two-day deep-drive into Real Estate Law.

When: November 8–9, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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It's tax time! Mark your calendars for Cleveland's longest running tax CLE, the Cleveland Tax Institute.

When: November 14–15, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH