Become A Member

All judges of the District Courts of Oklahoma, including District, Associate District and Special Judges, Judges of the Civil and Criminal Court of Appeals, and Justices of the Supreme Court are invited to join the Oklahoma Judges Association. Retired Judges are eligible to continue membership or join the OJA, as well.  Members are eligible for all benefits, may vote at the Annual Meeting and select Executive Board representatives and officers.

OJA dues ($20) and assessment for fiscal year July 1 to June 30:

District Judges – $310.00
Associated District Judges – $260.00
Special and Retired Judges – $200.00

OJA dues are tax deductible.  However, your assessment is not tax deductible.  To join, complete the attached OJA Application for Membership form and mail a payable check to:

Oklahoma Judges Association
Attn:  Richard C. Ogden
PO BOX 36113
Oklahoma City, OK  73136.

OJA Membership Questions:

Why Join

The OJA is committed to establishing and maintaining contacts with the legislative and executive branches, and insures that legislators remain aware of the judiciary’s role and needs in government and the effects of legislative action on justice. The OJA seeks to broadly increase judicial participation in the legislative process.

Representing Oklahoma’s trial court judges in the Oklahoma Legislature is one of OJA’s primary functions. At the beginning of each legislative session, OJA’s legislative consultant reviews all new bills and informs OJA members about those bills impacting the judicial process. Throughout session, members have access to bill tracking services, and receive weekly session reports. The OJA also organizes a series of judicial visits to the Capitol during session where member judges have the opportunity to meet legislators and view committee and floor proceedings.

Membership benefits provide you a voice at our State Capitol and beyond.

Member Benefits

Legislative Representation

OJA follows bills that impact the judicial process, including bills concerning civil and criminal law & procedure, family & juvenile law, probate & mental health law, court administration, and judicial compensation & retirement. We can make good use of your ideas, participation, and contacts.

Your Interests Represented

OJA gives you a voice at the State Capitol, including but not limited to Executive Branch departments and the Legislature. OJA retains a legislative consultant, Clayton C. Taylor, of The Taylor Group in Oklahoma City. Mr. Taylor founded The Taylor Group 20 years ago and has 15 years of experience in corporate government affairs, including experience with 3 Fortune 500 Companies. He is widely respected and has a track record of successfully advocating at the Oklahoma Capitol.