Administrative Law And Agency Practice

Administrative Law and Agency Practice Annual Report 2013

Following is the report of the D.C. Bar Section on Administrative Law and Agency Practice on its activities in 2012 – 2013.

Steering Committee Members
FY 2013 – Jonathan Cedarbaum, Nicholas H. Cobbs (co-chairs); Adam L. Hill, Edwin E. Huddleson, Susan B. Koonin, Suzanne Mullen, Matthew R. Oakes, Sambhav N. Sankar, Judith R. Starr.

FY 2014 – Nicholas H. Cobbs, Edwin E. Huddleson (co-chairs); Adam L. Hill, Lisa Jones, Susan B. Koonin, Matthew R. Oakes, Justin A. Savage, Lesleyanne Schaaf, Judith R. Starr.

August 22, 2012 – Professor Richard J. Pierce delivered the Leventhal Lecture on The Legal Importance of Climate Change

  • September 19, 2012 – Brown Bag Lunch with the FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissman
  • October 10, 2012 – Film and Panel Discussion on the Guantanamo Tribunals (co-sponsored with the Courts, Lawyers, and Administration of Justice Section)
  • December 12, 2012 – Panel Discussion on Perspectives on Pre-enforcement Review Following Sackett v. EPA
  • January 10, 2013 – Annual Review of Administrative Law, a Panel Discussion by Judges and Law Professors
  • July 10, 2013 – Brown Bag Lunch with Congressional Budget Office General Counsel Mark Hadley
  • July 17, 2013 – Panel Discussion of D.C. Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers on Practice Before D.C. Administrative Agencies
  • September 10, 2013 – Panel Discussion on Developing an Administrative Record

A program on FOIA scheduled for October 4, 2013, was cancelled because of the federal government shutdown.  It will be rescheduled in 2014.

CLE Programs
The section sponsored or co-sponsored many CLE programs throughout the year, including a three-part series on the Fundamentals of Administrative Law, and courses on lobbying, federal grants and federal personnel law.

The section dues were maintained at $55 for FY 13.  As of June 2013, the section had a projected balance substantially in excess of the recommended minimum balance.

The section revived its Legislative Practices Committee whose co-chairs have organized programs to present in 2014.

Web Site
The section has maintained and updated its web site, including transcripts of many of the annual Leventhal Lectures.  Plans are in place to offer programs as webinars and to make videos available on the website.

Community Outreach
The section made contributions to the Youth Law Fair and to the D.C. Bar's Pro Bono Program.  We are currently exploring programs that the section might sponsor in which section members could work directly in community development.

Listserv E-mail List
The section requested and obtained permission to operate a one-way Listserv e-mail list to communicate with its members.  We expect the list to be in operation in early 2014.