OAJ committees are made up of members working together to further the organization. The President or the Board of Trustees may from time to time establish other committees. Please contact Mike Coughlin with any questions.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee consists of the President, the Immediate Past President, the Secretary, and four members appointed by the President.  This Committee nominates for election at the annual meeting officers and District Trustees and the members to represent Ohio on the Board of Governors and as State Delegates to the American Association for Justice.  The Nominating Committee must be appointed in adequate time so that its report may be circulated among the members at least 30 days before any vote intended to approve any report submitted by the Nominating Committee.
Continuing Legal Education Committee
The Continuing Legal Education Committee is responsible for all educational programs provided by and on behalf of the Association.  It reviews both the content and the speakers for each program to determine the suitability of the program for the membership and to assure the profitability of the program.
Membership Committee
The Membership Committee, chaired by the Secretary,  is responsible for securing new members of the association and membership retention.  It conducts the preliminary review of applications for dues waivers and requests for retired member status.  It is responsible for reviewing new member applicants for qualifications for membership, consistent with Article III of the Operating Articles, and making recommendations to the Board of Trustees for expulsion or suspension as provided in Article III, Section 3 of the Operating Articles.​
Finance Committee
The Finance Committee is responsible for formulating criteria for evaluation of all personnel, conducting a periodic review of the Chief Executive Officer and/or Director of Government Affairs, and reporting to the Board of Trustees about these matters for appropriate action.  It is responsible for formulating the annual budget, making periodic adjustment of line items in the budget to reflect fiscal exigencies which may occur during the year, and reporting these matters to the Board of Trustees for appropriate action.
Public Affairs (Legislative) Committee
The Public Affairs (Legislative) Committee is responsible for representing the Association before the Ohio General Assembly.  In conjunction with appropriate Section Chairs, it reviews proposed legislation and formulates strategy on behalf of the Association regarding legislation which will impact on the membership and the clients served by the membership.  Where appropriate, it will develop legislative positions and formulate strategies for introduction of legislation favorable to the membership and the clients served by the membership.
Amicus Curiae Committee
The Amicus Curiae Committee represents the Association by presenting its position when cases present issues of overriding importance to the membership and the clients served by the membership.
Publications Committee
The Publications Committee (Editorial Board) is responsible for the publications of the Association.
Bylaws Committee
The Bylaws Committee is responsible for the periodic review of the Operating Articles and the Bylaws of the Association and recommending proposed amendments and revisions to the Board of Trustees for appropriate action.  The Chair of the Bylaws Committee is appointed by the President.
Annual Convention Committee
The Annual Convention Committee is responsible for planning the Association’s annual convention.  The Annual Convention Committee is comprised of the President-Elect and the Section Chairs.  It assists the President-Elect in formulating the educational programs to be provided, securing the faculty, planning entertainment, and otherwise assisting in promoting a profitable event.
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