OIRA memorandum M-20-31 addressing administrative enforcement and adjudication

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ABA survey of administrative adjudicators

ABA NCALJ is conducting a survey of administrative adjudicators throughout the country to determine what actions are being taken to deal with the coronavirus in our administrative courts.  The survey is completely anonymous and is expected to take 10 minutes or less.  We appreciate having your input and will include it in the data that the ABA is collecting for national reporting purposes.  Thank you very much for taking a few minutes to help improve administrative adjudication. Please click on this link and respond by September 1:https://americanbar.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_51tqLsJRgE3LiHb … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of Justice Releases its Report on Modernizing the Administrative Procedure Act

The report is available at the following link: https://www.acus.gov/newsroom/news/us-department-justice-releases-its-report-modernizing-administrative-procedure-act … [Read more...]

Report by FALJC Liaison David Welch of American Bar Association’s National Conference of the Administrative Judiciary (ABA NCALJ)

At the ABA Annual Meeting last month, the reconstituted NCALJ Federal Adjudication Committee’s new Chair ALJ (retired) (and FALJC member) Jud Scott, requested the following: We want to know your own/your group’s written views of the pros/cons about each of three models:   an independent Article I  US Administrative Court , i.e., like the tax court, federal claims court, etc.;   an Article I  Federal Adjudication Commission  headed by a multi-member bipartisan group*, i.e., like, SEC, FCC, etc.; and  maintain status quo and risk continued marginalization of APA, and increasing undue … [Read more...]

ACUS Symposium on Federal Agency Adjudication

Information about the upcoming ACUS Symposium on Federal Agency Adjudication is now available on ACUS’s website: www.acus.gov/adjudication-symposium. Panels are scheduled for August 6, August 11, August 21, and August 27. One panel includes Margaret Miller, Administrative Law Judge, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission; Treasurer, Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference. … [Read more...]

OMHA Chief Administrative Law Judge Vacancy

Location: Arlington, VA. Closing date 29 July 2020. Details available at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573564400 … [Read more...]

ABA virtual annual meeting July 29 – August 4, 2020

The ABA Annual Meeting is free for all ABA members this year and will be convened online July 29-August 4.  12 hours of CLE are available, including ethics.  You can register using this link: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/departments_offices/meetings_travel_dept/annual-meeting/ https://www.americanbar.org/groups/departments_offices/meetings_travel_dept/annual-meeting/ … [Read more...]

ALJ Vacancy at HHS-DAB

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Departmental Appeals Board (DAB), has the following vacancy advertised: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/569788600 … [Read more...]

A report from Judge Welch in his capacity as the FALJC liaison to NCALJ.

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Restoring ALJ Independence

A forthcoming article that will be published in the Minnesota Law Review by Robert L. Glicksman & Richard E. Levy. … [Read more...]