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Join now and get benefits through June 30, 2016.

At the CMBA, we believe that, together, we can advance our profession, enhance individual careers and enrich our community. For less than $1 per day, CMBA membership connects you with the only local association that uniquely serves the entire Greater Cleveland legal community. It is through active membership that you can leverage the tangible and intangible benefits, services and opportunities available. Check out our video to learn more about membership. Click the link at right to join. You also can join by phone at 216-696-3525.


CMBA membership is open to attorneys and judges, law students, paralegals, and business professionals (e.g. affiliates). Together, we serve as the collective voice of the legal profession in Greater Cleveland, both bench and bar.  Membership to the CMBA means having a sense of belonging that comes with tangible and intangible benefits for your career, profession and community.

There are many reasons to join the CMBA, but if you need some starters, here are the Top 10 Reasons to Join. We also invite you to watch our member testimonials videos to learn why others have joined. 


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.

 CAP  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. (NFPA). View our paralegals page.



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CMBA membership is open to:
attorneys and judges
law students
other professionals (affiliates)

Events and Programs

Celebration for New Lawyers (Dec. 10)
Greet the Judges & GCs (May)
Golf Outing (June)

Membership Committee