New York State Administrative Law Judges Association

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NYSALJA 40th LogoFor 40 years, the New York State Administrative Law Judges Association, a state affiliate chapter of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, has been advancing the highest standards of neutrality and fairness among administrative law judges and advocating for avoiding any form of bias or discrimination in the hearing and decision making process.

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we continue our mission of 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. Our association has provided and sponsored professional development programs, written to the Governor and key legislators on important policy issues, and many of the members of our Executive Committee were active participants in drafting the Model Code of Conduct for State Administrative Law Judges, which was adopted by the New York State Bar Association in 2009.

Looking ahead to the next 40 years, we are more determined than ever to enhance the quality of administrative justice and to find innovative and effective solutions for the improvement of administrative processes, procedures and tribunals in the State of New York.



News, Articles & Announcements
of Interest to Hearing Officers and Administrative Law Judges

State Hearing Officer Consolidation?

In today’s post in Politico, columnist Jimmy Vielkind reports on Governor Cuomo’s proposal to create an central hearing office, the Division of Central Administrative Hearings, which will place approximately 580 administrative law judges currently spread across 20 state agencies under one roof.

Read it here in our archives.

President’s Message

Edward R. Mevec

I would like to thank the members and Executive Board of the New York State Administrative Law Judge’s Association for placing their trust by electing me as the association’s new president. I would especially like to thank our immediate past president Eric Zaidins for his leadership.

This is an exciting time for our association. Not only are we celebrating our 40th anniversary, we have been approved by NAALJ to host the 2017 Annual NAALJ Conference at Fordham Law School in New York City during Columbus Day Weekend. We look forward to presenting a fabulous CLE program for the membership.

We would like to invite all of our members to help make this a great conference. Please contact Judge Cathy Bennett of Judge Ray Kramer or myself to get involved. Many hands make light work!

We encourage you to take advantage of the many benefits of membership which includes: Free CLE programs, NYSALJA’s online ethics CLE; through our affiliation with OATH’s administrative justice institute CLE programs offered in New York City and webcast to Albany; our members may enroll as PLI Pro Bono Privileged Members receiving free access to all PLI programs; networking with other ALJ’s and hearing officers at our meetings; an online subscription to the Journal of the Administrative Law Judiciary; and opportunities to attend NAALJ conferences with the possibility of winning a NAALJ/NYSALJA Challenge Grant to defray costs.

Above all, we want you to be involved. If you have any ideas or concerns please let me know. We want to hear from you!


Edward R. Mevec

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Current Officers

Hon. Edward R. Mevec


Hon. Raymond Kramer
President Elect


Hon. James McClymonds
Vice President


Hon. Anne W. Murphy


Hon. Emily Georgiades


Hon. Eric Zaidins
Immediate Past President



Upcoming Events

5:30 pm 🍻 NYC Pre-Meeting Social Event
🍻 NYC Pre-Meeting Social Event
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The NYC NYSALJA PRE-meeting will be held at: RYAN MAGUIRE’S 28 Cliff Street, Manhattan (between Fulton St. and John Street.) Telephone 212-566-6906 Please RSVP to Ray Kramer (rkramer@oath.nyc.gov) if you will be attending the NYC[...]
6:00 pm 🍻Albany Pre-Meeting Social Event
🍻Albany Pre-Meeting Social Event
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Pre-meeting get together will be at: Scarborough’s Restaurant and Tavern 497 Old Niskayuna Rd. Latham, NY 12110 (518) 713-4500 Please RSVP by email to: Cathy Bennett (Catherine.Bennett@dta.ny.gov) if you will be attending the Albany[...]
7:00 pm 📌 NYSALJA Regular Meeting
📌 NYSALJA Regular Meeting
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The regular meeting of the Executive Board Meeting will be held in two locations: New York City Location: NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) 66 John Street, 11th Floor New York, New York[...]