This program examines the role of administrative, military and other local, State and Federal specialized courts. Tribal courts could be included. The role of the administrative judiciary is not well known. Judges may lack familiarity with the scope, jurisdiction, and procedures of administrative hearings. Even judges in the general judiciary who must review appeals of administrative decisions often lack information about the administrative process, and the types of resources limitations and institutional pressures faced by administrative judges.
This program is designed as an event intended to attract NAWJ members and prospective members from throughout each of the Districts. The program can be put on in a variety of locations within a District, or can be adapted for a regional or annual conference. There is enough material for a 1½ day conference, or the topics could be condensed for a short evening program or panel discussion as part of a larger conference.