The membership of MACA is open to any person who is actively engaged
in a field related to court administration.
The four classes of membership are as follows:
Any person serving as Clerk of the Court, Court Administrator,
or other recoginized titles or assistance to the administrative title
may become an active member upon the payment of dues. Active members may
vote, hold office and serve on the Executive Board or committees.
Any person in a field related to the judicial system that the
organization wishes to recognize for outstanding achievement may become
a member in this class. An active member of the Association may nominate
a person for this class of membership. The names of proposed honorary
members shall be presented to the Executive Board; the slate of
nominated individuals shall be presented to the membership at the Annual
Conference for voting purposes. Honorary members may not vote, shall not
be allowed to hold office and shall not pay dues. They may serve on
committees, in an advisory capacity, upon the approval of the majority
of the Executive Board.
Associate membership may be granted to any person engaged in an
allied field and related to the work of the Court and its
administration, upon the payment of dues. A Clerk serving the Court or
another Court in a judicial or prosecutorial role would be in this
membership classification. Associate members shall not hold office and
shall not vote, but they may serve on committees, or in an advisory
capacity, upon the approval of the majority of the Executive Board.
Upon retirement from the judicial system, any active member in
good standing is eligible for this class of membership upon the payment
of annual dues. Retired members may serve on a committee and may vote,
but they shall not hold office.
MACA's annual dues are due January 31st of each year. Dues must be
paid by May 1 of the current year in order to vote at the Annual
Conference. No member may be elected to an office if his or her
membership dues are not current.