Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association

Who We Are


Law Directors and Village Solicitors, including civil law attorneys and prosecutors, make up the individuals working for cities and villages active through the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association (OMAA).

Membership


Over the years, municipal lawyers have become used to the OMAA holding seminars packed with topics of current value to municipal lawyers. We intend to continue CLE (Continuing Legal Education) seminars on a standard of excellence.Some of the new services of the OMAA include:

  • a listserv
  • OMAA website
  • USB delivery of seminar materials
  • webinars
  • white papers
  • blog
  • model legislation
  • sample ordinances and resolutions
  • new municipal attorney seminars
We need to have an active membership to support the funding of our association. Our goal is 250 members for 2017. This means that we will need to retain our current members and enlist 50 new members. We need your help by having your city or village renew its membership, if you are already a member, or by becoming a member of the OMAA.

Fees


The 2017 annual membership dues are as follows: $975 for cities with a population over 60,000, $775 for cities 60,000 or under, $600 for villages with a population over 2500, $300 for villages with a population of 2,500 or under. Those law firms that choose to pay the dues from firms or personal funds will be charged $775. Individual associate membership is available for village solicitors of villages 500 or fewer and sole practitioners not affiliated with a municipality but practice local government law. The fee for this individual associate membership is $100. Associate members will not have access to the Members Only section of the website but will receive access to both the civil and prosecutor listserv, webinars, general counsel notes, announcements, newsletters and information on seminars.

Newsletter and more


Membership includes a newsletter to be sent to members at least nine times per year, access to both the civil and prosecutor listservs, the right to register for webinars, white papers, sample ordinances and resolutions, notice of upcoming events, the blog, surveys, job postings, General Counsel notes and member spotlights.

Whenever there is legislation that needs our attention, the OMAA either lobbies directly or in cooperation with the Ohio Municipal League (OML). The OMAA supplements the OML’s amicus brief program, when desirable, to keep the judiciary aware of municipal lawyers’ views on how the case law should develop. I am available to talk with municipal lawyers as needed.

Act now. Join or renew your municipalities' membership to the OMAA!

Contact Information:
Garry E. Hunter
ghunter@omaaohio.org
General Counsel
Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association
175 S. Third Street, Suite 510
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614.221.4349