Understanding administrative procedures is essential for any practitioner who appears before any state agency. Attendees will learn the basic principles of administrative law in this seminar.
- Constitutional underpinnings of administrative law and the mechanics
- Overview of ethical considerations in administrative law
- Open government issues
- Representing and advising public officials
- The expanding horizons of administrative law
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Constitutional Underpinnings Of Administrative Law And The Mechanics
Of The Contested Case
A. Why We Have Administrative Agencies
B. Limits On Agency Power
C. Ten Smart Things To Do When Trying The Complex Administrative Case
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
II. Agency Rulemaking Process
A. Proposing The Rule
B. Comments And Rule Adoption
C. Challenges To The Rule And The Rulemaking Process
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
III. Overview Of Ethical Considerations In Administrative Law
A. Ethical Issues For Agency Officials/Representatives
B. Ethical Issues For Administrative Litigation
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
IV. Open Government Issues
A. Understanding The Open Meetings Act
B. Understanding The Public Information Act
C. How To Obtain And Protect Public Records
D. Meeting With Agency Personnel Including Ex-Parte And Lobbying Concerns
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. Representing And Advising Public Officials
A. Personnel Issues For The Public Official
B. Dual Office Holding
C. Conflicts Of Interest And Recusal Issues
D. Open Government On The Local Level
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. The Expanding Horizons Of Administrative Law
A. The Texas Residential Construction Commission
B. CCN Issues Before The Texas Commission On Environmental Quality