Administrative and Government law encompasses laws and legal principles governing the administration and regulation of government agencies (both Federal and state). Such agencies are delegated power by Congress (or in the case of a state agency, the state legislature) to act as agents for the executive. Generally, administrative agencies are created to protect a public interest rather than to vindicate private rights.
Governmental agencies must act within Constitutional parameters. These and other limits have been codified into statutes such as the Federal Administrative Procedure Act (FAPA) and state analogs. The FAPA is a remedial statute designed to ensure uniformity and openness in the procedures used by federal agencies. The Act is comprised of a comprehensive regulatory scheme governing regulations, adjudications, and rule making in general terms. The FAPA is the major source for federal administrative agency law, while state agencies' administration and regulation are governed by comparable state acts.
Branch of law governing the creation and operation of administrative agencies which of special importance are the powers granted to administrative agencies, the substantive rules that such agencies make, and the legal relationships between such agencies, other government bodies, and the public at large. The procedures created by administrative agencies (governmental bodies), including rules, regulations, opinions, and orders. These procedures are often unique to each agency and are usually not found in statutes.
The Administrative & Government Law Committee will identify and serve the diverse needs and interests of General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Lawyers, being their voice within the organized bar and the public. Our vision is to be regarded as the authoritative source of information, as the premier source of professional relationships, and as the representative voice of General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division’s- Administrative & Government Law Committee regarding issues affecting them and the profession overall. Our mission to provide quality services to the American people and the United States regarding changes and up-to-date information regarding federal, state, and local government administrative and governmental regulations.