Becoming A Member

By joining OACA, you can improve the services to your court and the administration of justice. You will receive nuts and bolts information on current trends and challenges that face today’s courts.

    • Both active and associate members enjoy the rights of voting and participating in all OACA affairs
    • Only active members may serve as officers of OACA
    • Honorary and retired members, once certified by OACA, pay no annual dues or conference registration fees
    • Non-members paying conference registration fees will be credited for OACA dues if a membership application is submitted with the registration form

Click on the link below for the 2017 Membership Application/Invoice.


2017-oaca-membership-letter from Lori A. Henry, President



Updated W-9 – This is an updated W-9 with OACA’s new mailing address, for those members who need to submit a W-9 to process their membership or conference registration fees


Active Member

Any appointed person of an Ohio court of record whose primary authority includes management or any administrative function of the court.

Associate Member

Any person interested in the improvement of the administrative function of the court.

Organizational Member

Any court who has multiple active members of the OACA. An organizational membership entitles the number of persons permitted by the membership to have the same rights as an active member.

Retired Member

An active member from the prior year who now has formally retired from a position in an Ohio court. Members who retired before 2009 shall not pay dues and/or registration for conferences and meetings.

Honorary Member

Any person whom the organization wishes to recognize for outstanding achievements. A person becomes an honorary member after nomination by the membership committee and a majority vote by the Board of Trustees.