Administrative law is a helpful tool for clients and advocates to move national policy. You might wonder, “how can administrative law help?” But the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the law around how the government creates regulations, is a useful tool for achieving policy and client goals through the regulatory process. The last year has shown that these tools are only becoming more important in advancing good policy and fighting off bad policy. If a client or colleague asks in outrage, “Can the federal government do that?” the answer is often found in administrative law. Our workshop aims to give attendees an inside look on how rulemaking gets done and the tools to defend against improper or unjust government actions. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the nuts-and-bolts of rulemaking and a discussion of administrative law tools that are at the lawyer’s disposal. The workshop will primarily focus on more advanced ways that administrative law can work by having hands-on case studies in which attendees will be asked to use those tools to find creative ways to win their case or achieve their client’s goal.
Speakers: Sasha Buchert (Lambda Legal); Barbara Jones (AARP Foundation); Judge Kristin Rosi (California Department of Insurance); Samuel Pearson-Moore (U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development)
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