July 24 – 27, 2017 | Location Chicago, IL | Tuition $1,395 | Conference Fee $499 What’s this?

This advanced-level, four-day 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, ethics, and court procedures unique to administrative law, including the implications inherent in conducting telephone hearings. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of recent decisions.

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.

The Westin Michigan Avenue

The hotel for this course will be the Westin Michigan Avenue. Set on Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile, Westin Michigan Avenue offers guests a wide array of options to satisfy even the most avid shopper. There are countless restaurants, and numerous things to do in Chicago; two such attractions are the midwest’s most popular tourist and leisure destination, Navy Pier as well as The Hancock Tower, where you can go up to the 95th floor and enjoy the best views of the city.

The group room rate is $199 per night (plus applicable sales taxes, currently 17.4%) for single or double occupancy. This special rate will be available until June 2, 2017, unless our room block is filled earlier. Please contact our Registrar’s Office with any questions.

Make your reservation by calling (504) 648-1200 and referencing “The National Judicial College.”

This course qualifies for 2 credits toward the Master of Judicial Studies Degree Program and Judicial Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Nevada, Reno upon successful completion of the course and passing the course exam. In addition, this course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, and Dispute Resolution Skills disciplines.