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 cle@cbalaw.org.

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Members Save Big on CLE

CBA members save 25% on Columbus Bar CLE programming. Members also have access to CLE Easy Pass (12 CLE hours for $175) or Online CLE Easy Pass (12 online CLE hours for $225). Plus, members admitted in 2015 and 2016 receive 12 hours of FREE New Lawyer Training. If you're not already a member, join today!

Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse is Now "Attorney Conduct"

Ohio attorneys are no longer required to earn a specific number of hours in ethics, professionalism, and substance abuse. Instead, attorneys may choose 2.5 hours from a range of courses that have been approved as meeting the “attorney conduct” requirement. These courses are noted on the CBA website with the label "Attorney Conduct CLE Hours." Any "Attorney Conduct" CLE hours earned beyond the 2.5 hour requirement will be converted to general CLE credits.

CLE Materials

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

The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan

June 3, 2016


Presented in part by award-winning author Laurence Leamer, this CLE examines the issues of effective prosecution of criminal enterprises. The Southern Poverty Law Center's own Morris Dees was at the heart of the case that brought down the Klan, and collaborated with Mr. Leamer on the book that explained it all. A book signing event will be held after the CLE.

3.0 CLE Hours. CLE Easy Pass eligible.

Register online or call (614) 221-4112.