Continuing Legal Education

Providing more than 400 hours of CLE programming annually, the Columbus Bar strives to offer the most convenient, cost-effective, relevant source of continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in central Ohio. Contact the Columbus Bar Association CLE Department at (614) 221-4112 or

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CBA members save 25% on Columbus Bar CLE programming. Members also have access to CLE Easy Pass (12 CLE hours for $125) or the new Online CLE Easy Pass (12 online CLE hours for $175). If you're not already a member, join today!

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Beginning April 1, 2014, complimentary CLE handout materials will only be provided in electronic format. If you would like to purchase hard copy handout materials, please select the "add" box when you are registering, so that we can process your request.

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Featured Seminar

Featuring Renowned Author
Retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island Frank J. Williams will visit the CBA on April 27 as part of “The Lincoln Colloquium.” Hon. Williams has authored or edited over fourteen books on the life and legacy of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.

The CLE program will include presentations from Williams, along with Sharon L. Davies from The Ohio State University Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity and Michael Les Benedict from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and University of Texas Law School. Topics covered will include Lincoln as a lawyer, Lincoln and constitutional politics, Lincoln and the limits of racial imagination, and Lincoln and civil liberties in wartime. Click here for details and registration.