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Welcome to NAHO

The National Association of Hearing Officials, Inc., is a professional nonprofit organization formed in 1987 comprised of individuals involved in the process of administrative adjudication. The twelve-member Board of Directors is elected by NAHO's membership and represents all sections of the country and a variety of administrative jurisdictions.

The mission of the National Association of Hearing Officials is to improve the fairness and effectiveness of the administrative hearing process, thus benefiting hearing officials, their employing agencies, and the individuals those agencies serve by: 

~promoting professionalism;

~offering instruction on sound administrative adjudication practices and procedures;

~providing year-round continuing legal and adjudicative education;

~affording a national forum for discussion of important issues; and

~furnishing leadership concerning the administrative hearing process.

Who would benefit from NAHO membership?  Regular membership is available to anyone who presides over administrative hearings, whether singly or as part of an administrative tribunal such as a board or commission, on any government level (federal, state or local) and regardless of job title--administrative law judge, hearing examiner, administrative judge, hearing officer, commissioner, etc. 

Associate membership is available to those who are involved in administrative adjudication as legal counsel, investigators and case workers who prepare and present the agency's case, and others interested in ensuring a just and qualified administrative judiciary, such as members of law school faculties. 

NAHO Members: Please make sure we have your current email address on file! You can update your email address anytime by logging into the NAHO website and updating your profile.  If you have forgotten your password, you may reset it here: 


Benefitting Hearing Officials and the Individuals they Serve...

NAHO Annual Conference





Join your colleagues for the 2020 Professional Development Conference in Philadelphia. The conference is structured to deliver an array of educational courses on general administrative law topics, ethics, interrupting and reducing implicit bias, best practices for presiding over hearings, decision writing, evidence (basic and advanced), qualifying expert witnesses, resolving managerial issues, hearing officer safety and security and many more timely subjects.

The Conference will be held at the Element Hotel at 1441 Chestnut Street in the heart of Philadelphia.  The hotel is located in the geographic center of the city's business, arts and retail districts.  The rooms in this 51-story skyscraper boast panoramic city views.  Its facilities include an on-site fitness center, an outdoor pool bar and terrace, and Dolce, an Italian restaurant.  Several other restaurants are within easy walking distance of the hotel. 

The hotel is located directly across from the Philadelphia's beautiful City Hall which was built in 1871.  A few blocks further down Chestnut Street is The Old City Hall, built in 1790, Independence Hall and Congress Hall.  These three buildings are together on a city block known as Independence Square located just south of Independence Mall, which is the current home of the Liberty Bell.

Independence Hall, completed in 1753, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the building where both the U.S. Declaration and Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated and adopted.  Congress Hall served as the seat of the U.S. Congress from 1790 to 1800.

Also nearby is Franklin Court, a complex of museums, structures and historic sites within Independence National Historical Park, located at the site which American Patriot Benjamin Franklin had his Philadelphia residence from 1763 to his death in 1790.

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