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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

JCOPE HEARING OFFICER

Dear friends,

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics is seeking qualified candidates to serve as per diem hearing officers. Check it out at https://jcope.ny.gov/employment-opportunities. If you have any questions you may contact Ms. Monica Stamm, Esq, general counsel to JCOPE at Monica.Stamm@jcope.ny.gov.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE:  At the determination of the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“Commission”), an independent and impartial hearing officer will be selected at random to preside over a hearing or appeal relating to a matter pending before the Commission.  The hearing officer conducts formal hearings, renders decision on certain appeals, and considers questions of fact and of law in connection with administrative proceedings of and applications to the Commission.

Specific activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducts hearings and proceeding concerning alleged violations of §§73, 73-a and 74 of the Public Officers Law, §107 of the Civil Service Law, and Article one-A of the Legislative Law in accordance with the Adjudicatory Proceedings and Appeals Procedures adopted by the Commission, set forth in 19 NYCRR 941 and available on the Commission’s website at http://jcope.ny.gov/law/ethc/Part941.pdf .
  • Presides at administrative hearings concerning the resolution of issues of fact and of law; administers oaths or affirmations; may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses or evidence; provides for the taking of testimony by interview; and regulates the course of the hearings, setting time and place; evaluates evidence.
  • Researches questions of law and precedent; evaluates existing legal precedent for guidance in formulating opinions.
  • Evaluates evidence elicited during formal hearing process; performs analysis of legal questions which arise during the course of formal hearings.
  • Prepares written findings of fact and recommendation for the Commission at the close of a hearing or proceeding.
  • Hears administrative appeals.

Qualifications:  Law degree required; at least 10 years of legal experience required, including trial and/or arbitration experience; judicial/hearing officer experience preferred.

CANVASSING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION IMPARTIAL HEARING OFFICER CANDIDATES

Dear friends,

The New York State Education Department is currently canvassing for Special Education Impartial Hearing Officers.

An impartial hearing officer presides over a due process case requested by either a parent or school district on matters relating to the identification, evaluation or educational placement of a student with a disability, or the provision of a free appropriate public education to the student as per IDEA law. More information and the application are available here: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/dueprocess/home.html

You can also contact Ms. Sharon Veltman at Sharon.veltman@nysed.gov

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Current Officers

Hon. Edward R. Mevec
President

 

Hon. Raymond Kramer
President Elect

 

Hon. Emily Georgiades
Vice President

 

Hon. Anne W. Murphy
Treasurer

 

Hon. Sallie A. Farrow
Secretary

 

Hon. Eric Zaidins
Immediate Past President

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