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Administrative and Government Law Committee

Administrative and Government Law Committee


Message From The Chair




Welcome to the Administrative and Government Law Committee of the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division’s webpage!


Greetings to all of the members of the Administrative & Government Law Committee! As your chair of the Administrative & Government Law Committee, it will be an honor and privilege to work with the committee that has various gifts and talents, which will be an asset to the committee’s mission and goals.


Our committee mission and vision is to 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, and 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 Lawyers regarding issues affecting them and the profession overall.


We are delighted to welcome your participation in the committee; whether you take an active part in a project, a program or attend our conference calls and meetings. Please feel free to participate in our projects, conference calls, special events, and meetings. Any suggestions for links to be added to our resource materials and programs; topics for discussions; administrative and governmental law events, and educational activities that would benefit the committee is gratefully appreciated.


I look forward to serving as your chair, and working with you and the legal community with updates and insights into the administrative and government law practices of the committee.


James Durant III
Chair, Administrative and Government Law Committee


Who We Are




The Committee is responsible for monitoring developments in the area of administrative & government law, and encouraging involvement in the Division by lawyers who practice in this area.

This committee provides information to attorneys in the area of administrative and government law. Members of this committee are invited to meet at the Section's spring and fall meetings and the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting. The programs and newsletter provide a cost-effective way for a sole practitioner and attorneys at small and large firms to keep abreast of continuing developments in these areas.

GOALS:

  • Monitor developments in the area of administrative & government law for their impact on solo and small firm lawyers.
  • Educate the Division and coordinate its response to developments in this substantive law area that impact solo and small firm lawyers.
  • Encourage participation in the Division by lawyers who practice in this substantive law area.
  • Coordinate with the Division’s Programs Board to plan and conduct CLE in this substantive law area as new developments occur.
  • Produce articles related to this substantive law area as requested.
  • Maintain a discussion list, open to all Division members who join to share law-related information.
  • Coordinate with the Division’s Urban, State and Local Committee.
  • Liaise with counterpart ABA entities.


More About Us

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.


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    Programs, Meetings and Events

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    9th Annual GPSolo National & Solo Small Firm Conference

    October 23, 2014 - October 25, 2014
    Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel, San Antonio, TX
     
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