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  • October 18, 2017 2:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NAHO Congratulates Re-Certified Hearing Officials 

    NAHO congratulates the following Judges on their recertification as Certified Hearing Officials: Kayla Adams, Janice Deshais, Jim Gerl, Karen Gorman, Peter Halbach, Iris W. Olulenu, Diana F. Ragsdale, Jimmy Stokes, Pilar Vaile, Recertified ALJ, and Norman Pentenaude, Recertified ALJ.

    Recertification demonstrates a commitment to professional development and excellence in administrative hearings.

    NAHO Congratulates Newly Certified Hearing Officials

    NAHO congratulates the following Judges on becoming Certified Hearing Officials:  Richard H. Byrd, Jr., Darlene Davis, Mary Dempsey, Felecia A. Ford, Gwendolyn Gordon, Dijaria Henderson-Greene, James Huntley, LaShawn M. James, Jeanine McCannon, Rodney Moorehead, Alice Newton, Monisola Ogunfiditimi-Tamba, Rebecca Ophus, Tracia Rountree, Pamela M. Smith, Colleen Ulrich, Suzanne Windor, and Rebecca Ophus, CALJ.  All of these Judges have satisfied NAHO's rigorous certification criteria.

    Becoming a Certified Hearing Official or a Certified Administrative Law Judge is a nationally-recognized hallmark of excellence and professionalism.

    All of the Judges were honored for their achievement during NAHO’s 2017 Annual Professional Development Conference in Washington DC on September 12, 2017, and some were present and received their certificates during the banquet (as pictured). 

  • August 09, 2017 2:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attention all NAHO Conference Registrants:
    This is a reminder that NAHO’s special rate for suites at the host hotel, Embassy Suites-DC Convention Center, are only guaranteed through August 15.  After August 15, the rates go up to the hotel’s regular rates, which are considerably higher.  If you have delayed making your room reservation in the hope that you will find a less expensive room near the host hotel, please be aware that NAHO reviewed the rates of all the hotels in that area and found this hotel’s rate for suites compared favorably with other hotels’ rates for regular rooms.  In addition, the Embassy Suites provides a complimentary made-to-order breakfast or a breakfast buffet each morning as well as complimentary drinks and snacks at the Evening Reception.  Embassy Suites’ Passkey Reservation System has been programmed so that NAHO conference attendees can easily make room reservations at NAHO’s special rate. The website address is: Reservations may also be made by calling toll free 1-800-HILTONS. Please refer to the National Association of Hearing Officials Conference, September 10-13, 2017. To confirm a sleeping room within the NAHO Room Block, the sleeping room must be secured with a valid credit card provided by the guest attending the event, along with a first night’s deposit BY AUGUST 15.
    Toni Boone, Vice-President and Conference Chair
    National Association of Hearing Officials

  • July 25, 2017 6:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NAHO has a $500 Scholarship from the NJC that will expire August 31, 2017. The NJC has a few classes that you might find useful before the scholarship expires. Given the limited time we have with the scholarship, we will offer the scholarship on a first come, first serve basis. Please click the link below for more information on classes, locations, and costs, as well as contact information with NJC. For more information, please contact Toni Boone at  

    NJC Scholarship Information  


  • March 10, 2017 5:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NAHO no longer issues membership cards to new members or renewing members. Actual membership cards are no longer necessary, as we can now confirm membership in our membership data base. To verify membership, log in at If you are already a member and don't know your password, or if you are a new member and need to set a password, you can do so at

    If you have questions or difficulty setting or resetting your password, contact your Regional Representative.

  • February 28, 2017 9:25 AM | Deleted user

    Effective March 01, 2017, NAHO membership dues will change to the following:  The membership year is Jan 1-December 31.

    • Renewal for one year $ 50.00 (Associate member $35.00)
    • Renewal for three years $115.00 (Associate member $100)
    • Renewal of five or more members from the same agency (one year only) $40.00
    • New member one year $60.00 (Associate member $45.00)
    • New member three years $135.00 (Associate member $120.00)
    • Five or more new members from the same agency (one year only) $50.00.

    There will no longer be a discount for 25 or more members. For those agencies that have five or more members registering at the same time, please contact Marilyn Slifman to receive a discount. Dues are payable Jan 1, and a late fee of $10 per member applies on or after March 1, 2017.  

    Effective July 20, 2020, the late fee for renewing members and associate members for the year 2020 has been waived due to the pandemic.

  • January 10, 2017 3:31 PM | Deleted user

    NAHO congratulates Judge Kayla Adams on her recertification as Certified Hearing Official.

    Judge Adams serves as a Hearings Manager for the Health and Human Services Commission in Lubbock, Texas. Judge Adams also volunteers as NAHO’s Southwest Region Representative, covering Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

    Recertification demonstrates Judge Adams' commitment to professional development and excellence in administrative hearings.

  • January 10, 2017 3:30 PM | Deleted user

    NAHO congratulates Judge Colleen S. Ulrich (Georgia), Judge James William Huntley (Maryland), Judge Gwendolyn W. Gordon (Maryland), and Judge Darlene P. Davis (Maryland) on becoming Certified Hearing Officials.

    Judge Ulrich serves as Assistant Director of Student Discipline for the Gwinnett County Public Schools. Judges Huntley, Gordon, and Davis all serve as Pupil Personnel Workers for the Prince George’s County Board of Public Education. All four have satisfied NAHO's rigorous certification criteria.

    Becoming a Certified Hearing Official or Certified Administrative Law Judge is a nationally-recognized hallmark of excellence and professionalism.

  • December 21, 2016 1:57 PM | Deleted user

    Eric G. Moody (ID), Western Regional Representative

    Eric Moody, longtime NAHO Board member and Chairman of the Membership Committee, died unexpectedly at home in Eagle, Idaho on Sunday, December 18. Eric was not only a Board member and committee chair, he was an effective and valued presenter at conferences, often sharing his insights on handling high volume hearings. Eric was also one of those essential people NAHO always counted on to do whatever was needed to assure the success of a NAHO project or conference, whether it was helping stuff registration folders, sitting at the registration desk to greet attendees at the annual conference or selling NAHO t-shirts and caps, Eric was that special person who did what had to be done without fanfare or  attention. Eric leaves his wife Kim and a son.

    While other NAHO members may take on the tasks that were formerly performed by Eric, his unique combination of willingness, work ethic, good humor and enthusiasm cannot be replaced and will never be forgotten.

    May he rest in peace.

  • September 02, 2016 11:25 AM | Deleted user

    NAHO congratulates Judge Eileen Bishop (Florida), Judge Diane C. Henry (South Carolina), and Judge Vernon L. Howell, III (Florida) on their recertification as Certified Hearing Officials. 

    Judges Bishop and Howell both serve as Program Managers for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Judge Henry serves as a Hearing Officer for the South Carolina Department of Social Services. 

    Recertification demonstrates these judges’ commitment to professional development and excellence in administrative hearings.

  • July 16, 2016 3:08 PM | Anonymous

    The following library titles are now available for viewing on line through Vimeo.

    2003-02 Evaluating Evidence

    2003-03 History of Administrative Due Process

    2003-04 Judicial Decision Making: Subjective, Objective or Both?

    2003-05 Justice vs. Prejudice and You

    2003-06 Recent Developments in Administrative Law

    2005-01 Controlling Disruptions in the Hearing

    2005-02 Due Process: When Is Judicial Review Required?

    2005-03 Elder Law: How Does It Affect Hearing Officials?

    2005-04 Evidence Basics for Hearing Officials

    2005-06 High Volume Hearings

    2005-07 Doing Justice in Small Ways

    2005-08 Atmospheric Conditions Affecting Administrative Hearings

    2007-01 Ensuring Unbiased Administrative Hearings

    2007-02 Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions

    2008-01 History and Evolution of Administrative Law

    2008-03 Judicial Ethics for Hearing Officials

    2009-01 Researching Administrative Law

    2009-02 Docket Management

    2010-01 Is This A Circus or An Administrative Hearing?

    2010-03 Dealing Effectively With The Pro Se Litigant

    2010-04 A Culture of Respect

    2011-01 Legal Research

    2011-03 Nuts & Bolts Look at Due Process

    2012-01 Alternative Dispute Resolution

    2012-02 Writing Skills

    2012-03 Advanced Evidence

    If you wish to rent these titles, please send a Library Loan Request to the Librarian at  Regular viewing rates apply.

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