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CMBA membership means having a sense of belonging that comes with tangible and intangible benefits for your career, profession and community. Beyond the top 10 reasons for joining, members have access to many benefits through the CMBA and through our partnerships with local/national companies that can assist in your legal practice.  See below for more details on your benefits through Preferred Elite, Elite and Discount Providers. If you have membership questions, please contact the Membership Department at 216-696-3525. 


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If you have questions about the CMBA or its benefits, email the Membership Department or call us at 216-696-3525.

 CMBA Services

Business Development/Networking
Build important relationships with practitioners in your area of practice and the legal community. Gain referrals and other opportunities through membership in the CMBA sections and committees, and by attending CMBA social functions.
  CLE Discounts
Members receive discounts on all CLE programs, including expanded online CLE programming through the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium (OMBAC), resulting in a savings of up to $120 per year!
  CMBA Insurance Program
The CMBA Insurance Program was designed specifically to provide CMBA members with access to a comprehensive suite of insurance and risk management solutions through an exclusive partnership with the Oswald Companies.
Legal Research via Fastcase
CMBA attorney members have access to the case law database for the Ohio Supreme and Appellate Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, and nationwide statutes and regulations. Fastcase is the fastest growing legal research tool in the world and has a retail value of $800!
  Lawyer Referral Service Discount
LRS serves as a bridge between the public and the legal community by referring individuals who need assistance to an attorney. LRS offers phone and online referrals. Members may join LRS at a significantly discounted rate.
  Volunteer Opportunities
The CMBA's Justice for All Committee provides manifold opportunities for members to give back to our community.
Job  Board
The Online Job Board provides CMBA members with exclusive access to a professionally managed and nationally recognized resource to manage an online resume, review available positions, post job openings, and search for qualified candidates.
  Online Communities
Connect with other members to ask questions, share opinions, and discuss important issues and topics specifically related to their areas of practice/expertise. These unique communities are ONLY available to Section members.
  CMBA Conference Center Space
Located in the heart of downtown, CMBA conference rooms are available for free to members, and the classrooms and board room are available at discounted rates. Contact the CMBA at 216-696-3525 to check availability.
CMBA Clubs 
Free to members, the Clubs program is designed for members to socialize and just enjoy all Cleveland has to offer.
  CLE Metro Bar Briefs (daily email)
Keep members abreast of CMBA news, events, benefits, and more. It also provides members access to legal news being reported statewide and nationally.
  CMBA Publications
Members get a free subscription to the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal and discounts on purchasing the the CMBA Legal Directory, offering a pictorial attorney roster, court listings, directory of legal services and more.
Classified Advertising
Members may place free classified ads in Bar Journal up to 25 words. Longer ads are available to members at a rate of $1 per additional word.
  Ethics Inquiry Service
The Ethics Hotline is a free member service that includes research of ethics opinions for your own prospective conduct.

show your card and save

The Member Value Proposition (MVP) discount program serves to further enhance the CMBA membership benefits through meaningful discounts at more than 50 local merchants and service providers. CMBA members leverage their savings by showing a current CMBA membership card. CLICK HERE to see the full list of MVP Benefit Partners.