According to Bylaw IV of the Bylaws of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries, Inc.: “Any person or institution interested in law libraries may become a member of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries by filling out an application form provided by the Membership Committee and paying the prescribed membership fees to the Treasurer.” This application form may be used to apply for membership. If you have questions regarding membership, please refer to Bylaw IV or ask an officer or Executive Board Member of the Association.

Please complete the ORALL Application Form and submit it to the ORALL Treasurer per the instructions on the bottom of the form. (If you have any problems accessing this form, please contact Jennifer Mart-Rice.)

Benefits of Membership:

  •  You will be notified by email when a new issue of the newsletter is posted to the web site.
  •  You will receive the membership directory as an attachment to an email in an electronic format to be determined at a later date.
  • You will be eligible to receive membership benefits such as grants and scholarships to conferences and networking opportunities in your geographic region.


The annual dues for individual members are currently $20.00, payable in January. Life members do not pay dues. Should dues not be received by May 15th, the person is suspended from membership without notification and voting privileges are suspended for that year. Membership may be reinstated at any time thereafter, but voting privileges will not be reinstated until the next membership cycle.

There are three classes of membership provided for in Bylaw IV, Section 2 of the Bylaws of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries:

A. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS are persons employed by a law library, or who have an active interest in the promotion of law libraries. Individual members may vote on matters before the Association.

B. INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS. Any library or institution whose predominant function is that of conducting a law library, or any separately maintained law section or branch of any library or institution may become an institutional member by payment of dues of designated staff members who shall be entitled to individual membership in the Association. Institutional members may not vote on matters before the Association except through their designated staff members.

C. LIFE MEMBERSHIP may be granted to individual members of the Association who have retired from active library duty. A two-thirds majority of the members present at any regular meeting of the Association may confer life membership. Life members retain voting rights on matters before the Association. Life members are exempt from payment of annual dues.