The Association was formed for the following purposes:
A. To engage in activities in accordance with the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct to improve the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice.
B. To inform, consult with, and otherwise assist executive or legislative bodies or officials on matters concerning the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice.
C. To make recommendations to public and private fund-granting agencies on projects and programs concerning the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice.
D. To promote an interchange of experience and suggestions respecting the operation of the judicial system as it pertains to the Common Pleas Courts of Ohio and to consider and recommend for appropriate action suggestions for the improvement of standards, practices, and effectiveness of such courts.
E. To inform, consult with, and otherwise assist persons and agencies, including governmental agencies, who deal with such courts.
F. To educate persons serving in, or otherwise connected with, the Common Pleas Courts of Ohio and other members of the public in developments and approved principles relating to such courts.
G. To engage in educational and research activities in furtherance of the foregoing objectives.
Any active or retired general division common pleas judge may join the association upon payment of dues. In 2015, there are 244 active judges and 127 retired judge members.
The Association conducts two annual conferences. The June Summer Conference is at a location of the trustees' choosing during the third week of June. The Winter Conference is in Columbus during. These conferences host excellent educational classes and opportunities for judges to share experiences and insights.
OJC Liaison: Louis Tobin, 614-387-9750