16 for 12 March Membership Promotion

You belong! Spring into CMBA Membership in March as a new attorney or affiliate member and receive these additional benefits of belonging. 

4 extra months of CMBA Membership - Active through June 30, 2021
FREE: 4 extra months of Section Membership
FREE: Featured coverage in our “Scoop” column in the Bar Journal
PLUS: If you Select Yearly Hassle-Free Auto-Renewal, receive a free ticket to the June 5th Annual Meeting

March Membership Application - Attorney / March Membership Application - Affiliate or you may join online below. Valid for new attorney and affiliate members only.




Contact Membership by
 email or at (216) 696-3525 with questions.

It's Never Too Late to Renew your Membership!



It's All About Our Members

Join more than 5,200 professionals from Cuyahoga County and beyond who leverage the CMBA each day for career and business development, savings on essential services, volunteerism, education, leadership, and many other opportunities offered right here in Greater Cleveland. We customize everything we do with you, our members, in mind.

Need more information? Take a deeper dive into membership:



Membership Term

Our membership year runs July 1 through June 30. Any renewed members at this time will have membership through June 30, 2020For pricing details, click on the button above best suited for you. If you have any questions- please contact the CMBA Membership Team at (216) 696-3525 or email Madeline Poll, our membership coordinator, for more information.

Who can become a Member?

Membership is open to attorneys and judges, paralegals, law students, and business professionals. We are here to help you sharpen your skills, expand your network, make connections that help your career and practice, showcase your expertise and save money on essential services. We also encourage all members to give back to the community through our pro bono and community programs.

Questions? Contact the Membership Team at (216) 696-3525 or e-mail us.

Benefits Galore!


CMBA Membership also provides many offerings around town that we want to make sure you, our member, are aware of. Not only are there many benefits of being a member but there are tangible discounts, too! Save on Broadway shows, do online legal research, or refinance a home loan! it pays off to be a member. Click here to view a full list of member discounts.

Interested in becoming a benefits provider? Contact us by phone at (216) 696-3525 or by email.

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. Select the application that is right for you: Lawyer or Judge, Paralegal, AffiliateLaw Student.

3. Call us now! (216) 696-3525

Annual Attorney Dues

Attorney Levels (Based on first Admit Date) Annual Dues

Newly Admitted Attorneys


1st year practicing (admitted 2018)



2nd year practicing (admitted 2017)


3rd year practicing (admitted 2016)


4th year practicing (admitted 2015)


5+ years of practice




Reduced - Annual Attorney Dues

Attorney Levels (Based on first Admit Date) Annual Dues

Newly Admitted Attorneys


1st year practicing (admitted 2018)



2nd year practicing (admitted 2017)


3rd year practicing (admitted 2016)


4th year practicing (admitted 2015)


5+ years of practice


What's in it for me?

Explore different ways to get involved within the CMBA.

Join a Section or Committee

Members Receive Discounted CLE



We LOVE our members!

May is Member Appreciation Month. Stay tuned for May to see how we will celebrate this year!

Check out our featured members of the day from 2019.


Joint Memberships:

Cleveland Association of Paralegals
The CMBA and CAP (Cleveland Association of Paralegals) offer a joint membership for paralegals. Through this agreement, paralegals enjoy TRIPLE membership for one rate: CMBA, CAP and The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. View our paralegals page.

Lorain County Bar Association
The CMBA also has a partnership with the Lorain County Bar Association (LCBA), offering LCBA members the opportunity to join the CMBA at a discounted rate. LCBA members who live and work in Lorain County can join the CMBA for a discounted rate of $100. In turn, CMBA members who live and work in Cuyahoga County can join the LCBA for a discounted rate of $100.Attorneys living in one county but working in another are not eligible for the discounted dual membership. If you are interested in learning more about dual membership, please contact the CMBA at (216) 696-3525.

Cleveland Law Library 2-for-1 Offer

Become a member of both the Law Library and the CMBA for only $100! This offer is limited to successful candidates of the February and July 2018 Ohio Bar Exams who are going into solo practice. Payments should be made in advance to the Cleveland Law Library Association. Full membership benefits in both the CLLA and the CMBA for the following time periods: 

February 2020 Candidates 
CLLA 6/1/2020 - 12/31/2021
CMBA 6/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
July 2020 Candidates

CLLA 11/1/2020 - 12/31/2021
CMBA 11/1/2020 - 6/30/2021

Questions? Learn more here!