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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

  • 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.
  • Save the Date


    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!

Helping the Second Harvest of the Big Bend Helping the Second Harvest of the Big Bend
  • Network Nosh

    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.