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
The Administrative Law Section of the Florida Bar is pleased to announce that it will host the 2016 Pat Dore Conference on October 7, 2016, at the Hotel Duval, Tallahassee, Florida. The Pat Dore Conference is named after Professor Pat Dore, uniformly recognized as the “Mother of the APA” in Florida. It is our section’s showcase event and is held on a biennial basis. This year our program features some timely, cutting-edge topics such as compassionate cannabis rulemaking, as well as mainstay topics, such as the legislative update, case law update, and evidentiary matters, and a range of other interesting topics relevant to all practitioners who deal with administrative agencies in Florida. This year’s program also features two programs on ethics and professionalism, good for two CLE credit hours toward the Bar’s ethics and professionalism CLE requirement. We hope that you can join us for the 2016 Pat Dore Conference!
Register Today Online Here!
Would you like to become more active in the Section?
We are currently seeking Section members who would like to be members of the Steering Committee for the Pat Dore Conference to be held in October. As you are probably aware the Pat Dore conference is the Sections premier CLE event and is held biannually. If you are interested please contact Section CLE Chair, Bruce Lamb at email@example.com or (813)222-6605 by April 6, 2016.
The Administrative Law Section’s Law School Liaison Committee hosted a “Network Nosh” at the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law on February 16, 2016. Jowanna Oates, Administrative Law Judge Lynne Quimby-Pennock, Marian Rush, Mark Thomas and Julie Waldman spoke to students about their experiences with the practice of Administrative Law, and answered students’ questions. The Administrative Law Section’s Law School Liaison Committee has hosted similar events earlier this year at the Florida International University College of Law and the Cooley Law School, and will be hosting similar events at the Florida State University College of Law and the St. Thomas University School of Law later this spring.
Day of Service
On October 24, 2015, members of the Administrative Law Section’s Executive Council participated in a
day of service by helping the Second Harvest of the Big Bend stuff bags with food items to give to
elementary school children in Tallahassee and the surrounding area. The Second Harvest of the Big
Bend provides bags of food to over 800 children on a weekly basis. Pictured from left to right are
Jowanna Oates, Fred Springer, Richard Shoop, Gar Chisenhall, Lynne Quimby-Pennock, Suzanne Van Wyk,
Brent McNeal, Brian Newman and Shannon Piotrowski, the Director of Programs for the Second Harvest of
the Big Bend.
- Join the Ad Hoc Young Lawyers Committee for Happy Hour
September 17, 2015
Location: Liberty Bar on Monroe Street
- Practice Before DOAH
October 2, 2015
Location: DOAH (Tallahassee)
- Solving the Puzzles: Updates on Net Neutrality,
Public Records, Negotiated Rules, and Cyber Security
Friday September 11, 2015
Southwood ( Easley Building)
Information About Accessing Agency Final Orders
- Practice Before DOAH (1632R)
8:00 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.
October 4, 2013
Section Provides Assistance for Pro Se Litigants at DOAH
- Section Budget/Financial Operations
- Florida Supreme Court Opinion on the Governor's authority over rulemaking
- Electronic Filing at D.O.A.H. Mandatory Effective July 1, 2011
- Veto Override of HB 1565 - JAPC Memo, 11/17/10
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