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, webinars 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 400 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 400 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
This updated website offers multiple resources and members-only pages with member-specific benefits.

OACTA Online CLE Catalog
OACTA's online CLE catalog allows you to earn CLE from the comfort of your home or office!

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

OACTA Mentorship Program
The program, for OACTA members only, provides an opportunity for new members and lawyers to seek advice, develop lasting professional relationships, and directly benefit from the guidance of attorneys with experience.

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 supports the OACTA Foundation which contributes to the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) and the Hilary S. Taylor Law Student Inclusion and Equity Scholarships. OACTA committees host cocktail hours and informal networking events throughout the year.