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. Check out our CLE Guide on the Go for all of our Fall programs!

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.

Take a deeper dive into our Institutes.

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.

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.

View Available Programs

Destination CLE

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

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). Be sure to look for our CLE Passport as part of your dues renewal next year to save even more! 

Download the CLE Passport info sheet

Purchase the CLE Passport online

Events

 
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Need CLE before January 31? Looking for the required training for admission to the Northern District of Ohio? This is the course for you!

Attendance at a federal court update is required for anyone seeking admission to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. This program is an excellent option for those seeking a refresher in federal court... Details
When: January 19, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

This seminar is designed as a hands-on learning tool to explain the fundamentals that you need to know when dealing with the more common financial investment products in the marketplace today.



When: January 24–25, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Need CLE before January 31?

Join us for the video presentation of the 44th Annual Estate Planning Institute.

When: January 24, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Game on! Bring your competitive spirit and join two of our Sections, Women in Law and Young Lawyers, for game night on Thursday, January 25 at Tabletop Board Game Cafe.

When: January 25, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

PLI’s Private Fund Regulatory Developments and Compliance Challenges carries on it’s tradition as one of PLI’s first programs of the new year to review the private fund regulatory landscape, offering a first look at what the balance of the calendar will... Details
When: January 31, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Need your professional conduct hours before January 31? Looking to jump start your 2018 hours?

Join the CMBA's Ethics and Professionalism Committee for 3.0 hours of hot topics and common professional conduct pitfalls.



When: January 31, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

This seminar will discuss the complex rules of U.S. international taxation. It will focus upon both operational and transactional implications of these rules, and will describe the application of the rules to both U.S. and non-U.S. based organizations and... Details
When: February 6, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

This program will offer insights and approaches for legal project management that can be implemented in legal departments or private law practices.



When: February 7, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Please join us on Wednesday, February 7 at noon, for the WIL Section meeting. Come reconnect with old friends, forge new friendships, and reenergize yourself for the second half of your work day!



When: February 7, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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In celebration of Black History month, our February Lights, Camera, Cleveland: Movie Night Series, featuring Marshall is moving to the East Cleveland Library on THURSDAY, February 8!

When: February 8, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Are you ready to Rock?! Join us for our Signature fundraiser of the year!

When: February 10, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Are you ready to Rock?! Join us for our Signature fundraiser of the year!

When: February 10, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

At this program, PLI will explore the most common forms of asset-based financing, and the legal rules governing them, with particular emphasis on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Bankruptcy Code.



When: February 12, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

This program will provide an in-depth perspective on the factors that drive the recent trend towards business disaggregation, the fiduciary duties of directors in considering and approving spin-offs, and the latest developments in the complex requirements that apply to spin-offs under federal securities and tax... Details
When: February 12, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the International Law Section for their luncheon and CLE presentation on February 13.

Meet up with colleagues over lunch and then pick up an hour of CLE on a hot topic in International Law.

When: February 13, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH