June 13-16, 2016 | Location Wilmington, DE | Tuition $1,295 | Conference Fee $415 What’s this?

This course for experienced administrative law judges, adjudicators and hearing officers gives an in-depth look at federal and state administrative law including evidentiary trends in administrative proceedings, due process, and the implications inherent in conducting telephone hearings. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of recent decisions.

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Overall the course was a worthwhile learning experience. The course touched on all pertinent topics relative to ALJ’s in various careers.
Hon. Zandra Petersen, St. Croix, VI
The diversity of experience among participants greatly enhanced the variety of perspective.
Hon. Doug Donohue, Boise, ID
Right on point with a lot of issues with which I deal.
Hon. Alexia Emmermann, Carson City, NV

Why should I take this course?

This advanced level, one week course includes in-depth discussions on the nature of the judicial process, due process, judicial ethics, and understanding cultural diversity. Advanced techniques in decision making, judicial writing, judicial review, access to justice and telephonic hearings are also addressed.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Apply due process and other constitutional developments affecting administrative adjudication.
  • Integrate recent evidentiary developments into your proceedings.
  • Re-evaluate pre-hearing and post-hearing procedures in your court.
  • Effectively examine your administrative hearings for implementation of ADR techniques.
  • Fortify your decisions to survive judicial review.
  • Regulate the ethical behavior of counsel and presiding officers during administrative proceedings.

Who should attend?

This session is designed for administrative law judges and other agency adjudicators from federal, state, regional and local agencies who have more than three years’ experience. Those who have completed the basic two-week Administrative Law: Fair Hearing course will benefit most from the course.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Judge Michael Morgan heads up this distinguished faculty of experienced ALJs, law professors, district court judges and other legal professionals who are intimately familiar with administrative proceedings.

How is this course taught?

Classroom presentations, team teaching, and small group discussions are the primary instructional methods.

What should I tell my presiding judge or funding agency so that my attendance will be approved?

Judging is a lifelong process. Formal training with recent developments in an advanced setting will serve to encourage judicial efficiency resulting in both economic and judicial economy in handling your caseload.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or registrar@judges.org.

Doubletree Wilmington on Concord Pike

Course participants are encouraged to stay at the Doubletree Wilmington on Concord Pike, which is adjacent to Widener University Delaware Law School. The National Judicial College does not have a room block with the property; participants may contact the hotel directly for availability and room rates.

This course qualifies for 2 credits toward the Judicial Studies degree and as a requirement in the Certificate in Judicial Development, Administrative Law Adjudication Skills and the Dispute Resolution Skills programs.

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