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!

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: April 16–17, 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: April 18, 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: April 23–24, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Meet us at the Bar for an in-depth review of LGBT Legal and Legislative Updates. The CMBA is proud to partner with the Human Rights Campaign and Equality Ohio for this relevant and important program.

When: April 24, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the CMBA's Litigation Section for their annual spring Institute, the State of the Practice. With judicial and in-house panels, you won't want to miss this year's event.

When: April 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.

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: April 26, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the Small Firm & Solo Practitioner Section for their monthly lunch meeting at Michael's Grill in the Holiday Inn in Independence.



When: April 26, 2018
Where: Independence, OH
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Meet us at the Bar for Women Honoring Women, a celebration of thirty years of women in the law.

When: April 26, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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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: April 27, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the newly revitalized Criminal Law Section for their April 27 lunch and CLE presentation covering the security threats to law firms.

When: April 27, 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: April 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.

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: April 30, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Please join us on Wednesday, May 2 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: May 2, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Mark your calendar for the upcoming O'Neill Bankruptcy Institute, sponsored by the CMBA's Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section. This year's theme is "It's Time for a Commercial Break."

When: May 3–4, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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To help keep you "in the know" and "on the go," we'll be convening free, interactive one-hour conversations each month on what's hot.

When: May 8, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH