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Join Our Extraordinary Partners Today !

CMBA is proud to serve as the go-to organization for all legal matters in Northeast Ohio. As COVID-19 continues to affect our lives and businesses, our members have been at the forefront of innovation. Together, we have built a virtual community, every bit was strong as when we were meeting regularly face to face. We welcome lawyers and non-lawyers alike to find their voice, to network and to contribute to a stronger legal community.

Starting with our REAL (Racial Equity And the Law) Talks and our 21-Day Racial Equity challenge, CMBA’s committed members have made us the leading voice for positive, permanent change to our justice system.

Choose the Classic Membership by clicking the button below or "amp up" your membership with one of our new Membership Bundles! We listened to you and designed these Bundles to rocket you and your practice even higher.  Whether it's All Access, Newer Lawyer Career Development, Mid-Career Leadership Expansion and a Law Firm Practice Builder, we've got a bundle for you!


Membership All Access Gold Pass Bundle Membership Career Development Bundle Membership Leadership & Professional Growth Bundle Membership Practice Builder Bundle 

Renew with a Membership Bundle by clicking below.

Renew your Classic Membership now by clicking the button below.

Download the 2020-2021 Membership Application

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


Benefits of Belonging with Us




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.

Other Ways to be a Member:

>> Affiliate  
>> Paralegal 
>> Law Student 


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Membership Term

Our membership year runs July 1 through June 30. Any renewed members at this time will have membership through June 30, 2021For 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) 539-3702.

Classic  Membership Attorney Dues

Annual Dues

Newly Admitted Attorneys


1 - 4 years in practice



5 years in practice and up





Reduced - Annual Attorney Dues

Annual Dues - Schedule B rate

Newly Admitted Attorneys


All Others 



NEW! Check out our Practice Central platform , exclusively for BUNDLED MEMBERS!

What's in it for me?

Explore different ways to get involved within the CMBA.

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Members Receive Discounted CLE



We LOVE our members!

May is Member Appreciation Month. Check out our page to see how we're celebrating!

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 2020 and September 2020 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
September 2020 Candidates

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

Questions? Learn more here!