American Bar Association
Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice: Ombuds Committee

Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice:
Ombuds Committee


There are no announcements at this time.

About the Committee

Ombuds receive complaints and questions from individuals concerning people within an entity or the functioning of an entity. They work for the resolution of particular issues and, where appropriate, make recommendations for the improvement of the general administration of the entities they serve. Ombuds protect: the legitimate interests and rights of individuals with respect to each other; individual rights against the excesses of public and private bureaucracies; and those who are affected by and those who work within these organizations.


Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2004-2005
The field of administrative law and regulation is as broad and as varied as the operations of government. Some regulatory practice areas are necessari... more

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Chair:  Karen M Finnegan

Committee Roster 

Supporting Documents

S.606; Ombudsman Reauthorization Act of 2001 (Introduced in Senate)
Standards approved by the ABA House of Delegates at the 2004 Midyear Meeting


ABA Testimony on S.606
ABA Testimony on the Homeland Security Act of 2002
USOA Testimony on the Homeland Security Act of 2002

Links of Interest

U.S. Sentencing Commission
The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
International Ombudsman Association
MIT Ombuds Office
U.S. Ombudsman Association
more links...

Featured Resources

Recent Ombudsman Articles
The Evolution of Ombudsmen Worldwide - Summary
- Program Materials and Related Articles From This Year's Fall Conference Program
Past Meeting Topics; Outline of Issues Relating to Ombuds and Notice
Last Year; Regarding Ombuds Standards and Proposed Offices
more links...

Modified by Brian Graupner on August 29, 2012

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