Defense Insight and Expertise Geared to Ohio

OACTA is the only defense organization in Ohio that provides the insight, expertise and guidance members and their clients are looking for on Ohio legal issues, Ohio courts and Ohio judges.

 

Prompt Notice of Key Ohio Legal Developments

Members learn of new decisions and the latest key legal developments that impact the legal defense practice. OACTA provides information to the legislature in the role as “scholars and experts” in the legal defense practice.

 

OACTA Substantive Law Committees

These committees provide opportunities for members to interact with and discuss issues common to defense attorneys who practice in a wide range of practice areas. These members become resources for the other members who want expertise in these practice areas.

 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Professional Development Opportunities

Practice-area-specific seminars and the state-wide Annual Meeting include presentations from top legal experts, nationally recognized faculty and respected members of the judiciary. Members receive discounted rates!

 

Opportunities for Speaking, Publication and Leadership

Active involvement in OACTA can provide multiple career building opportunities.

 

Member Request Network

Members send inquiries to over 500 OACTA members on matters ranging from expert witnesses to legal research issues to mediator orientation.

 

The Update

This quarterly OACTA e-newsletter provides a vehicle for members to communicate to the membership of over 500 lawyers.

 

OACTA Quarterly Review

This authoritative publication of emerging trends in Ohio case law and topics relevant to the civil justice system is provided to members and Ohio judges. OACTA has received many compliments from judges on this publication.

 

OACTA Web Site www.oacta.org

This updated website offers multiple resources and a members-only site with member-specific benefits.

 

Expert Witness Database

This electronic, comprehensive listing of plaintiff and defense expert witnesses is supplied by fellow OACTA members to members only.

 

Social Networking

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter keep members up to date on OACTA activities and promote member interactions.

 

Amicus Curiae Program

OACTA actively participates as a “friend of the court” on important legal issues which help shape those areas of the law which impact OACTA members, members’ clients and the civil justice system in Ohio.

 

The OACTA and DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar Alliance

This partnership enables information sharing and collaboration. DRI members joining OACTA for the first time receive a free one-year membership.  New first-time OACTA members, who also join DRI as a full-dues member, will receive a certificate to attend a free DRI seminar.

 

OACTA Awards Program

OACTA recognizes outstanding attorneys throughout Ohio who have contributed to OACTA, the profession and/or the community.

 

Networking and Social Events

The Annual OACTA Golf Outing which supports the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) and the OACTA Law Student Diversity Scholarships. OACTA committees host cocktail hours and informal networking events.