OAM News

February 8, 2024 OAM’s Position on HB 272.

Read the letter that OAM submitted regarding the pending bill and share your opinion with your legislator.


December 1, 2023 Magistrate Robert J Jones Jr.  appointed to Lucas County Common Pleas Court, Juvenile Division.


2024 OAM Membership fees are now Due!

The invoices for 2024 membership dues were emailed in mid November 2023 to all Ohio Magistrates whose 2024 dues are not yet paid. Several magistrates have indicated that they did not receive the email. If you have not yet received your emailed invoice, please contact Pamela A Heringhaus, OAM Administrator, at pheringhaus@ohiomagistrates.org so that an invoice can be provided to you. If you have any questions, please call 419.308.1406.


The Honorable Michael McAllister receives Judicial Award.

President James Lyle presents the Judicial Award to The Honorable Michael McAllister at the 2023 Fall Conference. The Honorable Michael McAllister, Franklin County Municipal Court, previously served as a Magistrate and as Vice President of the Ohio Association of Magistrates. We are all proud of his successful election.

Registration now open for the 2021 OAM Spring Webinar

March 23, 2021

Click Here to Register for OAM 2021 Spring Conference Webinar The OAM (OAM@sc.ohio.gov) will email registrants the login credentials (for the Zoom Webinar) and instructions for each plenary and practice area session by the close of business on Wednesday, April 14th.”   Click Here to View the Webinar Brochure

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2020 OAM Fall Conference Goes Virtual

June 22, 2020

The 2020 Fall Conference will be held on the same dates but in a different format this year due to the pandemic.  The Conference will include a total of 12.5 hours of Judicial College CLE, which includes judicial professional conduct CLE.    Unfortunately, the hotel and OAM must comply with the …

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OAM Raises $4,020 for CCYHA Special Hockey Program

November 18, 2019

The 2019 Fall Conference Annual Volunteer Project generated $4,020.00 for the CCYA Special Hockey Program.  The OAM  raised $2,020 from its annual Walk/Run and Wayne Guider of Guider Trucking matched the OAM donation.  At the far left in the front of the photo is Wayne Guider.  Next to him is …

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Magistrates Bill Byrne and Mike Finney Pass Away

November 12, 2019

We are sad to report that the OAM has lost two treasured members within the past few months.  The first was OAM Life Member, Bill Byrne who passed away on August 24, 2019.  Bill served for many years as  Magistrate with the Lucas County Domestic Relations Court.  He was a …

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1990 President Larry Smith Passes Away

August 25, 2019

We are sad to report that on June 4, 2019, OAM Past-President, and a member of the founding OAM Board, passed away at age 79.  Larry was a General Trial Referee for the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court  and Chief Legal counsel for the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations.  Governor …

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