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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.

NAHO does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, political affiliation, gender, gender expression, age, national origin/ethnicity, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. NAHO's membership reflects racial, ethnic, and gender diversity.


Professional Development Conferences: 

NAHO's Spring Virtual Mini-Conference was held on Thursday, March 17, 2022, offering three hours of continuing legal education classes. NAHO's Autumn Virtual Mini-Conference will be held on Thursday, November 17, again providing three hour of continuing legal education classes.

NAHO's Annual Professional Development Conference will be held in person, August 7 through 10, in Chicago. It will offer 40 hours of continuing legal education classes over a period of four days. Completion of the entire conference would garner 15.5 hours of continuing legal education credits.

Certification: NAHO is the only national organization of administrative hearing officials which has a certification program for Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers. Upon successful completion of the educational and professional requirements and approval by the NAHO Board, a three-year certification is granted which can be renewed simply by keeping current on training in administrative adjudication.

Webinars:  NAHO is providing six free one-hour continuing legal education webinars to its members during 2022. The first three webinars were in January, April, and May. 
The three remaining CLE webinars will be held on Thursday, September 15, Thursday, October 20, and Thursday, December 15. (NAHO's webinars are always held on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, 12:00 p.m. Central, 11:00 a.m. Mountain, and 10:00 a.m. Pacific to make it convenient for members to schedule their ongoing CLE classes around their business dockets.)

On-Demand Instruction: NAHO maintains a library of videos recorded from Professional Development Conferences and Webinars, which can be accessed online for a small fee. Viewing NAHO videos may also qualify for education credits toward NAHO certification and for self-study CLE credits in some states.

Customized Group Training: An agency may request customized training for their member-adjudicators in a particular area of administrative law or on specialized subjects. Presently, these are scheduled as webinars, with on-site training to resume in the future.

The NAHO News: NAHO's periodic newsletter keeps members informed about NAHO's activities and upcoming events. Members are encouraged to contribute articles of interest to administrative adjudicators.

Social Media Presence: Members can connect with NAHO by following NAHO on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. 

NAHO Merchandise: Merchandise with the NAHO logo has long been available to members attending its in-person conferences. It will soon be available via the NAHO website. NAHO-logoed items include t-shirts, caps, padfolios, lapel pins, and face masks. Personalized, monogrammed NAHO items are available by special order.

Networking: NAHO is in the process of updating its website with new features to connect members.  Members will be able to access the email address of other members who conduct the same or similar types of hearings. There will also be a members-only blog on which members can share their comments on current events of interest to administrative adjudicators.

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The 2022 NAHO Professional Development Conference Registration fees are $70 less for members than for non-members.  NAHO membership only costs $60. By joining NAHO prior to registering for the conference, you save $10. 

Plus, you'll then be entitled to attend three one-hour NAHO CLE webinars, in September, October, and December, free of charge. You'll also be eligible for the discounted member rate for NAHO's Virtual Mini-Conference on November 17.

If you have any questions about your renewal, please contact your Regional Representative or Marilyn Slifman. 

We're always accepting new members! 

We look forward to meeting you in person in Chicago! 

NAHO Conferences

     Optional Recreational           Activities at the NAHO         2022 Professional     Development Conference 

August 7 - 10      Chicago

NAHO has two entertaining recreational activities planned during the Chicago Conference. The first will be a 90-minute Architectural Cruise on all three tributaries of the Chicago River. This particular architectural cruise has been rated as one of the top six attractions in Chicago by U.S. News and World Report. The cruise is narrated by architecture students who demonstrate that many of Chicago's classic buildings are true works of art. NAHO is making the cruise available to conference attendees (and their guests) for only $25 per person--a significant savings over the regular cost of the cruise. Buy your cruise tickets in advance (when you register for the conference) to be assured a place in the cruise.

Cub's Game at Wrigley Field!

NAHO has reserved seats (in its own section with unobscured views) to see the Washington Nationals take on the Chicago Cubs at historic Wrigley Field. Conference registrants will meet in the hotel lobby before the game to travel to the game together. NAHO is offering these reserved seats to conference registrants (and a guest) at a price significantly lower than these same tickets could be purchase at the Wrigley box office--only $30 per person. Buy your game tickets in advance when you register for the conference for your reserved seat at the  game!