56th Annual FALJC Seminar

Monday, Sept. 23, to Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

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Westin Westminster Hotel

Westminster, Colorado (Greater Denver Area)

Registration & other details coming soon


55th Annual FALJC Seminar

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

September 23-25, 2018

Please join us for the 55th Annual FALJC Seminar to be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.  This year the event begins on Sunday, September 23, 2018, with registration and our traditional cocktail party followed by our annual dinner.

Our training begins on Monday morning and will end at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening.  Confirmed speakers include: Professor Kent Barnett (University of Georgia School of Law), Professor Jennifer Mascott (George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law), and Professor Michael Gerhardt (University of North Carolina School of Law and Scholar in Residence, National Constitution Center).

We expect many attendees to arrive on Saturday or Sunday and to leave Wednesday morning, but we have arranged for the conference room rate of $185 (the government per diem rate) to be available for those who wish to extend their stay either earlier or later.  Come visit historic Philadelphia!

There are TWO STEPS to sign up for the conference.


Second, RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM online with the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

We strongly advise you to make your airline reservations NOW to get the best possible rates.  Philadelphia is also easily accessible by Amtrak along along the East Coast.

See you in September!

54th Annual FALJC Seminar at the

Providence Marriott Downtown

 Sunday, September 24, 2017

Image result for photos of providence riJoin us for the 54th Annual FALJC Seminar to be held at the Providence Marriott Downtown.  This year the event begins on Sunday, September 24, 2017, with registration and our traditional cocktail party followed by our annual dinner with a Keynote Address from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).  Our program begins Monday morning and wraps up at 5:00 PM on Tuesday afternoon.  A copy of the draft program is here.

We expect most folks to make their travel plans to arrive on Saturday, or early Sunday, and depart on Wednesday, but we have arranged for you to extend your stay at our low conference rate of $147 per night!  After you register you will get the link to the FALJC online reservation website.

For the best deals, make your airline reservations now!

Even the music is better in Rhode Island!

Providence, Rhode Island – the Gateway to New England – for the 54th Annual FALJC Seminar!

Thanks to all who attended this great conference!

Poolside at the Providence Marriott

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FireWater in Providence!

Views from the Providence Marriott Downtown



2016 Seminar in Scottsdale a Huge Success!

Join us for the 53rd Annual FALJC Seminar to be held at the newly renovated Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch.  This year the event begins on Monday, September 26, 2016, with registration and our traditional cocktail party followed by our annual dinner.  Our program begins Tuesday morning and wraps up at 5:00 PM on Wednesday afternoon.  A copy of the draft program is here.

We expect most folks to make their travel plans to arrive on Sunday, or early Monday, and depart on Thursday.  For the best deals, make your airline reservations now!

Register online by clicking here.

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Resort Entrance

Resort Entrance

Resort Entrance


Sold Out Charleston Seminar Receives Rave Reviews

FALJC’s 52nd Annual Seminar, held at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, sold out quickly. It was great to see many new faces and old friends.

Thomson Reuters generously sponsored our Welcoming Reception. Talented Administrative Law Judges and musicians, Hon. Zaring Robertson (Zip) and Hon. L. Zane Gill, warmed the room with their melodies. FMSHRC Hearing Office Director, Michelle Williams, who has sung for the White House, thrilled the audience with her beautiful voice.

ABA President William Hubbard, our keynote speaker, provided insights into the impact of technology the direction of the legal profession. We were honored that he graciously joined us for the Gala Dinner.

Administrative law scholars, including Professors Kent Barnett, Jerome Nelson, and Jeffrey Lubbers and ACUS Executive Director Matthew Weiner addressed current administrative law issues. While we may not have agreed with all of their comments, it is important to know what they are saying about us and to have an opportunity to respond. The Charleston School of Law provided a number of fine speakers and we enjoyed meeting their top students.

In addition, our fellow Administrative Law Judges from around the country shared their insights and provided a valuable glimpse into issues facing their agencies. We appreciate all the time and effort that our members put into their presentations.

Thank you to FALJC President Hon. Erin Wirth, FALJC 1st Vice-President Hon. Bill Farley and everyone who participated in planning the seminar. As the seminar is growing, the work to put it together is growing as well. We appreciate your participation, contributions, and assistance.

We look forward to seeing you next year at the 53rd Annual Seminar on new days, from Monday, September 26, 2015, through Thursday, September 29, 2015, in Phoenix Arizona. If you would like to participate in planning or have ideas to share, please contact Hon. Lisa Buschmann.


Our 51st Seminar and Conference, held Sunday, September 14, 2014, through Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Williamsburg, Virginia was a Huge Success!

The historic 51st Annual FALJC Seminar, held at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia, from Sunday, September 14, 2014, to Tuesday, September 16, 2014, received excellent reviews. Pictures of the seminar are posted in the Media Library.

The Seminar kicked off with a Welcoming Reception sponsored by Thomson Reuters and a Gala Dinner featuring music by Law Capella, introduction by colonial General (and prior FALJC President) Peter Davenport, and lively presentation by colonial politician and attorney Patrick Henry.

William and Mary and the National Center for State Courts generously welcomed us to Williamsburg. The education program included informative presentations from the National Center for State Courts by President Mary McQueen, Dr. Jennifer Elek, and Judge Lee Sinclair from Ohio. William and Mary provided instructive presentations by President W. Taylor Reveley, Law School Dean Davidson Douglas, and Professor Fred Lederer.

A number of presenters traveled to Williamsburg to share their insights, including Executive Director Matthew Wiener, from the Administrative Conference of the United States; Justice Judith McConnell, from the National Association of Women Judges; and NLRB Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Robert Schiff.

In addition, Administrative Law Judges from around the country shared their wisdom regarding Recent Developments in Administrative Law; Practical Approaches to Evidentiary Issues; Ethical Issues for Judges; and Hot Topics for Administrative Law Judges.

Throughout the seminar, Administrative Law Judge and licensed tour guide Kenneth Krantz provided informative tours of Colonial Williamsburg.

Thank you to Administrative Law Judge Erin Masson Wirth, the FALJC Officers, and numerous FALJC members for coordinating an enjoyable and educational seminar.

We look forward to seeing you next year at the 52nd Annual Seminar from Sunday, September 27, 2015, through Tuesday, September 29, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina.


FALJC Completes Another Successful Conference!

The 50th Annual FALJC Seminar was held at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida beginning Sunday, September 8, 2013, and concluding on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

Attendees have raved about the wonderful hotel and the excellent program.  We will post pictures form the event shortly so stay tuned.

Check back here for information about the 51st Annual Seminar to be held on Sunday, September 14, 2013, through Tuesday September 16, 2014.


A View of the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes at Night

This spectacular five-star hotel is located just minutes from Orlando International Airport, and a short distance from Orlando’s exciting attractions.

However, because this resort has an 18-hole Greg Norman designed championship golf course, a world class spa, exceptional restaurants, hiking, biking, and jogging trails, and numerous on site activities, you never have to leave the property to experience the luxury of this exciting Ritz-Carlton resort destination.

The Main Pool at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes



A very special THANK YOU to all who attended the 49th Annual Seminar in New Orleans.  

We had a record 92 FALJC attendees!

Please join us in September 2013 for the 50th Annual FALJC Seminar!  

Stay tuned to this page for more information.

Visit the Media Page for additional photos from the


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L. to R. Judge Valerie Meiners (LA), Judge Pam Laramore (LA);

Chief Judge James Gilbert (USPS), Judge Jerry Nelson (Ret.)

Past President Rick Pearson receives his plaque from current President Jerry Mahoney



48th Annual FALJC Conference and Seminar

Ocean City, Maryland

Last year, FALJC held its 48th Annual Seminar at the Dunes Manor Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland. It was a great success. Nearly 75 Administrative Law Judges and guests from around the country attended this three-day event.

Keynote Speaker Solicitor Patricia Smith, US Department of Labor, with FALJC President Judge Richard Pearson (L) and FALJC Past President Judge Dan Solomon (R) at the 2011 FALJC Annual Seminar in Ocean City, Maryland