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Welcome to the Administrative Law Section

The purpose of the section is to provide an organization within The Florida Bar open to all members in good standing who have an interest in administrative law and procedure at both the state and federal levels. The Section provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement and development of the fields of administrative law and procedure and agency practice. The section serves the public generally and The Florida Bar in interpreting and carrying out the professional needs and objectives in these fields.

Latest Section News

  • Fall 2017 Administrative Law Update: DOAH, Discovery and Dogs!



  • Dear Member,

    Please register for the Fall 2017 Administrative Law Update: DOAH, Discovery and Dogs! seminar. This program features timely, cutting-edge topics such as electronic discovery and evidence spoliation. The program includes a mock hearing addressing dog racing and related evidentiary matters, a panel of judges, and a range of other interesting topics relevant to all practitioners who deal with administrative agencies in Florida. This year’s program also features a program on electronic discovery, good for 1 Technology CLE credit! and 1 Ethics credit!

    Register Here


  • Florida Electric, Renewable and Telecommunications Updates



  • Dear Member, Please register today and meet us in Tampa, FL at the Stetson Law School on Friday October 6th for the Florida Electric, Renewable and Telecommunications Updates.

    This course provides practical real-world information for utility professionals and for local government attorneys. It addresses financing of renewables, FederalEnergy Regulation Commission/State jurisdiction, negotiated policy making on bringing solar and utilities together,and the 2017 law on collocation of wireless telecommunications devices on utility poles. This should provide a thought-provoking update on utility issues.

    Register HERE Today!


  • Pictures from June 23, 2017 Administrative Law Section Meeting


  • Judge Cathy Sellers and Larry Sellers

    Richard J. Shoop, Immediate Past Chair

    Chair-elect Robert Hosay and Chair Jowanna Oates

    Chair-elect Robert Hosay, Chair Jowanna Oates, and Secretary Gar Chisenhall


Pat Dore Administrative Law Conference
  • Pat Dore Administrative Law Conference

    The Administrative Law Section held the Pat Dore Administrative Law Conference on October 7, 2016. One of the highlights of the biennial conference is the APA Jeopardy game. The winning team is pictured from left to right: Paul Drake, Marisa Button, and Judge John Van Laningham.

Second Annual of Day of Service
  • Law School Outreach

    The Administrative Law Section’s Law School Liaison Committee hosted a networking nosh at the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law on September 14, 2016. Section Chair Jowanna N. Oates, Law School Liaison Committee Chair Administrative Law Judge Lynne Quimby-Pennock, James Bush, Jamie L. Jackson, Julia Knight, Mohammad Sherif, and Julie Waldman shared with students their experiences with the practice of administrative law. The Administrative Law Section’s Law School Liaison Committee has similar events scheduled this fall at the Thomas Cooley School of Law and Barry University School of Law.
  • Second Annual of Day of Service

    On September 17, 2016, members of the Administrative Law Section Executive Council celebrated the section’s Second Annual of Day of Service by helping the Second Harvest of the Big Bend fill grocery bags with food items to give to elementary school children in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. The Second Harvest of the Big Bend provides bags of food to over 700 at-risk children each week. Pictured from left to right are Richard J. Shoop, Immediate Past Chair; Jowanna N. Oates, Chair; Fred Springer, Executive Council Member; and Judge Gar Chisenhall, Treasurer.