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administrative law

n. the procedures created by administrative agencies (governmental bodies of the city, county, state or Federal government) involving rules, regulations, applications, licenses, permits, available information, hearings, appeals and decision-making. Federal agency procedures are governed by the Administrative Procedure Act, and many states have adopted similar procedural formats either by law or regulation. It is important to consider two vital factors in dealing with administrative agencies: 1) the rules and regulations are often special for each agency and are not usually found in the statutes but in those regulations; 2) a member of the public must "exhaust his/her administrative remedies" (take every step, including appeals) with the agency and its system before he/she can challenge the administrative ruling with a lawsuit in court. There are exceptions (such as emergency or obvious futility) to exhausting one's remedies, but those are rare. Administrative law can be a technical jungle, and many lawyers make lots of money from knowing how to hack their way through it on behalf of their clients. (See: Administrative Procedure Act, administrative law judge)

administrative law

the body of rules and procedures that organizes government and provides mechanisms for redress of grievances as a result of decisions or actions of government. For lawyers its main practical manifestation is seen in cases of JUDICIAL REVIEW of administrative action.
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In a way, we can think of administrative law as a form of off-road driving.
Administrative Law stands apart from many similar publications in the editors' reliance upon secondary source materials for the entirety of the text.
Members of Atlantic Chambers are looking forward to working with other Nala members to promote the practice of administrative law in the North.
In deciding whether an administrator has acted fairly, the first step is to decide if the decision and the decision-maker are subject to administrative law at all.
At the request of Board Enforcement Counsel, the Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") overseeing this proceeding issued a subpoena to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ("Cleary Gottlieb"), attorneys for Credit Lyonnais, seeking notes taken by Cleary Gottlieb attorneys at interviews conducted as part of an internal investigation of the Executive Life matter.
Administrative law judges hear cases, find the facts and apply the law, just like in a trial, but these proceedings are referred to as "adjudications" or "adjudicatory proceedings" or "hearings.
First, it will ensure that the decisions of the District's taxing authority are reviewed by an administrative law judge well-versed in tax matters and unrelated to the agency determining the tax.
The executive branch can afford fair procedures to the people of Florida through administrative law.
The change stems from a lawsuit that was brought before the New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal Administrative Law Judge Division by Fried, Franck, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson which leases office space at One New York Plaza in Manhattan.
To present the case to the deputy director of Iowa's Department of Inspections and Appeals, then to the department's administrative law judge, and, if those efforts failed, to the district court, the facility was prepared to spend up to $10,000 for attorney, expert witness, and court fees.
The third level provides a face-to-face hearing before an administrative law judge - called the ALJ hearing.

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