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

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Meet us at the Bar for a combination of live streaming of Supreme Court oral arguments and CLE panel discussion on the case "In re: Application of Alice Auclair Jones."

When: July 17, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Are you overwhelmed with emails, calls and texts? Do you spend your entire day working out of your inbox? This two-hour workshop will help solve your email crisis!

When: August 2, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Join the Workers' Compensation Section for their August meeting and CLE presentation at the State Office Building.

This month's topic is "Asbestos in Workers' Compensation - Its Own Set of Issues."

When: August 8, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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It's time for a different summer blockbuster - the CMBA's Video Blockbuster series. Meet us at the Bar for CLE, popcorn and candy, and take advantage of our buy two, get one free Blockbuster special!

When: August 8, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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It's time for a different summer blockbuster - the CMBA's Video Blockbuster series. Meet us at the Bar for CLE, popcorn and candy, and get a jumpstart on your hours!

When: August 8, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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It's time for a different summer blockbuster - the CMBA's Video Blockbuster series. Meet us at the Bar for CLE, popcorn and candy, and get a jump start on your CLE!

When: August 15, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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It's time for a different summer blockbuster - the CMBA's Video Blockbuster series. Meet us at the Bar for CLE, popcorn and candy, and get a jumpstart on your hours! Get a jump-start on your CLE requirements with our Summer Video Blockbuster!

When: August 22, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Are you overwhelmed with emails, calls and texts? Do you spend your entire day working out of your inbox? This two-hour workshop will help solve your email crisis!

When: August 23, 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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Join the Workers' Compensation Section for their September meeting and CLE presentation at the State Office Building.

This month's topic is "Cysts, Triggering & Fraying: Advanced Anatomy."

When: September 12, 2018
Where: Cleveland, OH
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Are you overwhelmed with emails, calls and texts? Do you spend your entire day working out of your inbox? This two-hour workshop will help solve your email crisis!

When: September 13, 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