It is the position of the Office of Administrative Law Judges
that in LHWCA cases, the OALJ has the exclusive authority to issue subpoenas regardless of whether the case is before the OWCP or before them.
In that system, a single state agency employs administrative law judges
to hear cases for several state agencies, instead of asking each agency to employ its own judges.
Second, the Mayor's bill will provide the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings with the authority to use qualified temporary administrative law judges
to handle unanticipated increases caseload.
11) Administrative law judges
are exceptionally seasoned jurists, however, currently averaging 26 years as members of the Bar.
In particular, Judge Hines felt that the "Access to Justice: Tips for Dealing with Pro se Litigants" session was very important for administrative law judges
because so many administrative matters involve self-represented individuals.
The conference is open to all administrative adjudicators, including administrative law judges
and hearing officers, and all lawyers who practice in the administrative area.