Welcome To The Website Of The New York State Administrative Law Judges Association

Established in 1976, the New York State Administrative Law Judges Association (NYSALJA) is a state affiliate chapter of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ). Our mission is to advocate and to advance the highest standards of neutrality and fairness among administrative law judges in the hearing and decision making process and to avoid any form of bias or discrimination. The objectives of the NYSALJA include promoting and advocating for improvements in the administrative process and procedures together with studying and comparing administrative law and practice in New York and other jurisdictions.

For more information you may contact Anne Murphy, Treasurer or Ruth Kraft, President.

News, Articles & Announcements
Of Interest To NYSALJA Members

Save The Date

January 16, 2014 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Announcements, Conference 

The National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary’s Midyear Conference is set for Sunday, April 6, 2014 through Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Hilton, Indianapolis, Indiana. Update: The schedule has been finalized and we’re informed by the Indiana Association for Administrative Law Judges that a postcard has been mailed to all members informing that early bird registration starts February 3, 2014.

In the meantime, reservations may be made at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotels and Suites, 120 West Market Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, by calling 317-972-0600. NAALJ has reserved a block of rooms for attendees at $129 per room, and $279 for a suite (king size bed and sofa bed).

Facebook Friendship Does Not, Necessarily, Amount To Non-Impartiality

October 18, 2013 by · Comments Off
Filed under: News, Professional Development 

In a recent Texas Court of Appeals decision, the court found that a mere Facebook friendship does not amount to a lack of impartiality by judge (Youkers v. State, 2013 WL 2077196 (Tex. App.—Dallas May 15, 2013). In Youkers, the assault victim’s father was Facebook friends with the judge presiding over Youkers’ trial. He sent the judge a private message requesting a lenient sentence for the defendant. The judge deemed the message an improper ex parte communication. He sent a reply informing that the message was a violation of ex parte rules, and then Read more

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