The branch of the law dealing with government agencies.
Procedures created by administrative agencies (governmental bodies of the city, county, state or federal government) involving rules, regulations, hearings, and appeals. Rules and regulations are often special for each agency and are not usually found in the statutes but in those regulations. A member of the public must “exhaust his/her administrative remedies” (take every step, including appeals) with the agency and its system before he/she can challenge the administrative ruling with a lawsuit in court. There are exceptions to exhausting one’s remedies, but those are rare.
Administrative Law matters include:
- California Regional Center complaints and limited scope representation (see definition
- Civil Rights complaints and proceedings
- Department of Rehabilitation administrative reviews, mediations, and hearings
- Special Education matters to get your child the services s/he needs
- Social Security applications, hearings, federal appeals
- Representing you to get or keep the government benefits you need