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). 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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This is a webcast of the live New York session presented by PLI and hosted by the CMBA.

The seminar will focus on a broad array of recent regulatory, enforcement and litigation issues relating to mortgages; auto finance; credit, debit and prepaid cards; marketplace lending and Fintech; deposit accounts; student loans; and other products and services.... Details
When: May 21–22, 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.

The seminar will focus on a broad array of recent regulatory, enforcement and litigation issues relating to mortgages; auto finance; credit, debit and prepaid cards; marketplace lending and Fintech; deposit accounts; student loans; and other products and services.... Details
When: May 21–22, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The CMBA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee presents the 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Conference: Appreciating Differences.

When: May 22, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The practice of law has evolved - have you evolved with it? Meet us at the Bar for a half-day session with attorney and author Brett Renzenbrink, who will share his practical tips and tricks for surviving the New Law Apocalypse.



When: May 23, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The Small Firm & Solo Practitioner Section and Lawyer Referral Service invite you to their half-day program, Small & Solo Practice Update: Making It Rain.

Special pricing available for Section & LRS Members.

When: May 23, 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.

The seminar will focus on a broad array of recent regulatory, enforcement and litigation issues relating to mortgages; auto finance; credit, debit and prepaid cards; marketplace lending and Fintech; deposit accounts; student loans; and other products and services.... Details
When: May 24, 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.

The seminar will focus on a broad array of recent regulatory, enforcement and litigation issues relating to mortgages; auto finance; credit, debit and prepaid cards; marketplace lending and Fintech; deposit accounts; student loans; and other products and services.... Details
When: May 29–30, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the Labor & Employment Section for their May luncheon and CLE presentation. Meet up with colleagues over lunch and pick up an hour of CLE credit on a hot topic in Labor & Employment law.

When: May 30, 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.

The seminar will focus on a broad array of recent regulatory, enforcement and litigation issues relating to mortgages; auto finance; credit, debit and prepaid cards; marketplace lending and Fintech; deposit accounts; student loans; and other products and services.... Details
When: May 31 – June 1, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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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 practice.



When: May 31, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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The Young Lawyers Section puts a spin on their traditional Pitfalls and Pointers program with an entirely municipal court focus.

When: May 31, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Save the Date for the 11th Annual Meeting and Inauguration! Current CMBA President, Darrell A. Clay of Walter Haverfield, will be succeeded by President-Elect, Marlon A. Primes of the U.S. Attorney's Office. In addition to inducting out 11th President, the Annual Meeting will give us the opportunity to welcome new classes of Bar Association and Bar Foundation officers and trustees, including incoming CMBF President, Stephanie E. Trudeau of Ulmer &... Details
When: June 1, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Need your professional conduct hours? Join the CMBA's Legal Committees for their Professional Conduct Mash-Up: A Mix of The Latest and Greatest Topics.

When: June 5, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Whether you are a real estate law practitioner or interested in understanding the role of the Cuyahoga Land Bank in the community, meet us at the Bar for an in-depth look at county land banks.



When: June 6, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Please join us on Wednesday, June 6 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: June 6, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH