All Business Professionals Welcome


You don't have to be an attorney to be a CMBA member. Affiliate membership in the CMBA is open to business professionals and other legal professionals who seek to better connect with this legal community. Furthermore, active membership grants you access to savings, communication and other benefits to help you succeed in your business. 

  • Save at the CMBA Conference Center (members save at least $100 per rental)
  • Connect with the Greater Cleveland legal community
  • Expand your business and client base
  • Receive member-only communications
  • Establish your expertise through articles, presentations and more
  • Engage in committees, sections, and other volunteer opportunities
  • Enjoy full member benefits member benefits at the CMBA, including member-only rates on events, advertising, publications and more
  • Give back to the community through structured community and pro bono programs

These are just a few reasons, but call us at (216) 696-3525 to learn more.

Join or Renew Now!

You can join or renew today in any one of 3 ways:

1. Join online.

2. Download your membership application and send it to us by email, fax or mail. You are also welcome to drop it off at the CMBA anytime. 

3. Call now. (216) 696-3525


Our firm gets many referrals from attorneys, so I originally joined because I thought it would be good for business.  I got active because I found the mission of the bar association to actually be quite interesting and important, especially its efforts to educate the public about candidates running for judicial office and the law, in general.  I stayed because I found a group of men and women who check their egos at the door and who welcomed me to help with their mission, despite the fact I am not an attorney.  Along the way, I also got to know the terrific CMBA staff, who also know how to make a volunteer welcome. I’m thankful and proud to be an affiliate member of the CMBA."  - Bruce Hennes, CEO Hennes Communications & CMBA Board of Directors & Foundation Fellow

Be A Sponsor

We also have a number of options available for an Affiliate Sponsorship Opportunities. Cleveland has been on the move.  CMBA members and supporters have been at the forefront of that move. Join the momentum by connecting your organization to ours through a customized affiliate sponsorship opportunity that will get you noticed throughout Cleveland and beyond.

Download the Affiliate Sponsorship Info