The Ohio Association for Justice, or OAJ, is the voice of trial lawyers in Ohio. A membership with OAJ instantly connects you with 1,200 plaintiff's attorneys and a plethora of resources. Build your network and invest in your practice with OAJ.

Through multiple conventions each year, town hall meetings, listservs, and social events, you can utilize your membership to better yourself while developing your network as part of a robust community of trial lawyers.
Training and education
OAJ offers some of the best CLE programming in the state, with highly-regarded speakers and relevant content available in-person and online as part of our commitment to advance the expertise and excellence of trial lawyers.
Members also have access to OAJ publications that provide up-to-date news on cases pending in the Ohio Supreme Court, section news and updates, current legislative efforts and membership information.
OAJ is a voice for you and your clients at the statehouse, developing strong relationships with Ohio's elected officials and advocating on your behalf and for the integrity of the civil justice system.
Other Timely Resources
Though times may seem uncertain, we are here to support you. Check out our COVID-19 resource page and complimentary webinars explaining how related legislation will impact your business.

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Conditions of OAJ Memberships

Operating Articles and Bylaws

Article II of OAJ's Code of Regulations, Membership, Section 1, states:

"Any person who is licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio; one who is committed and devoted to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and for those whose rights are jeopardized; who pays dues in a timely manner, who adheres to the objectives of this Association; who is not primarily engaged in the defense of tort litigation or the defense of workers' compensation claims; and who is not a member of a firm primarily engaged in the representation of corporations or insurance companies or in the defense of civil litigation or workers' compensation claims, unless the applicant provides personal recommendations from at least two current Association board members in support of the application."

All membership applications are subject to Board approval. Applicants will be notified within 60 days of submission if the application cannot be processed for any reason.

Problems or Questions? Contact OAJ's Membership Department at 614-341-6800 or by email at or contact Secretary and Membership Chair Nate Stuckey.

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