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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.

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2017 Advanced Topics Seminar 2310R - Save the Date flyer
  • 2017 Advanced Topics Seminar 2310R - Save the Date flyer

    Dear Member,

    The experienced administrative practitioner faces legal and procedural issues that are constantly changing. Together, the Administrative Law Section, the Environmental & Land Use Law Section and the Government Law Section present an advanced level program that will focus on critical topics ranging from public records law, bid protests, rulemaking case studies, federal practice, ethics and administrative appeals. Our speakers include an Administrative Law Judge, a Florida State University Professor of law, a Florida Assistant Attorney General and seasoned attorneys that have been practicing in these areas for years. Join us at the Hotel Duval on April 21 for this one-day seminar and networking opportunity.

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.
  • 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!