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.

 

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

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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! Many incentives includes: 2 Premium Open Bars, Fabulous Food Stations, Dessert Buffet, Great raffle prizes, PhotoBooth provided by Cady Reporting, live dance music by Nitebridge, and MUCH MORE! You may also purchase tickets at the door of the event.

When: February 10, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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In a tizzy over taxes? Meet us at the Bar for a two-hour seminar focused on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Whether you represent individuals or businesses, or you are looking for personal knowledge, this program covers the changes to tax practice and procedure.

When: February 27, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section for their February 27 lunch and learn. Today's topic is Case Law Update with Judge Kay Woods.

When: February 27, 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 is designed to examine federal and state laws and regulations affecting nonprofits, as well as new challenges and practical solutions for overcoming those challenges.



When: February 28, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Escape the cold and spend an evening at the Art Museum with your fellow Young Lawyers Section Members!

When: February 28, 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.

Attending this course should be a priority for anyone representing users or occupiers of space, or owners as investors in real estate.



When: March 1–2, 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.



When: March 2, 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.

A prominent faculty of top lawyers and investment bankers will share their years of experience and teach you how best to represent your clients by creatively structuring, coordinating and managing M&A transactions.



When: March 7, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA for its monthly Movie Night series: Lights, Camera, Cleveland! We'll be screening Hidden Figures on Wednesday, March 7.

When: March 7, 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 both highlight the fast-moving market and legal and regulatory developments that directors, officers and their advisers face, as well as provide practical guidance as to how to address them.



When: March 8, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Celebrate International Women's Day with the CMBA and the Women in Law Section at our third annual CLE event.

When: March 8, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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When: March 8, 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.

Gain a better understanding of the tactical and strategic considerations behind the deposition techniques employed in high-stakes litigation so that you can confidently prepare for and take your next deposition.



When: March 9, 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 is specifically designed to bring leading experts to discuss cutting edge advanced developments on compensation and other “reward” practices for the non-publicly traded company.



When: March 12, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH