Member Benefits & Services

Let the CMBA serve you through an array of options to grow or establish the connections to boost your career, find new clients, hone your skills, and save you money. Active membership allows you to leverage tangible and intangible benefits, as well as participate in ready-made opportunities for giving back to the community.

Get Connected

Only CMBA members can actively partake in more than 40 CMBA Sections and Committees. Build important relationships with practitioners in your area of practice, keep up with the latest issues impacting your practice and the profession, gain referrals, lead, get published and have fun through programs, CLE, social functions and more sponsored by our sections and committees.

The Perfect Venue

Located in the heart of downtown, CMBA members enjoy FREE and discounted room rates at our state-of-the art, all-inclusive Conference Center.


Discounted CLE

Members save on all CLE programs, including expanded online CLE programming through our partnership with other metropolitan bars in Ohio. Members also have the option to purchase a CLE Passport and save big on 12 hours of CLE for just $300.


CMBA members have access to a comprehensive suite of insurance and risk management solutions through an exclusive partnership with the Oswald Companies.

Grow Your Practice

If you are searching for clients, our Lawyer Referral Service can help. Last year, we made more than 10,000 referrals and generated more than $1,000,000 in referred business. Members save more than 50% off non-member rates to join LRS.

Job Board

Members have exclusive access to a professionally managed and nationally recognized job board to manage an online resume, review available positions, post job openings, and search for qualified candidates.

FREE Legal Research

Members have FREE and unlimited access to case law database for the Ohio supreme and appellate courts, the 6th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court, along with nationwide statutes, regulations and court rules through Fastcase.

Ethics Help

Members have the option to seek help through the CMBA Ethics Hotline for questions concerning their own prospective conduct as it relates to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.

Save Around Town

Take advantage of a meaningful, member-only discounts to meet your needs and help your bottom line. Show your membership card and enjoy exclusive rates at more than 50 discount providers in Greater Cleveland and beyond.