Administrative law is the law governing agencies, and the regulation of persons and activities by those agencies, at both the state and the federal level. These administrative hearings are, in general, disciplinary and licensing proceedings. The California Administrative Procedure Act and the Federal Administrative Procedure Act are major sources of administrative law and procedure before any state and federal internal agency tribunal.
I have participated in administrative hearings before the Department of Defense, Industrial Security Clearance Review Board, the California Employment Development Department, the Department of Real Estate, the San Diego Board of Realtors, the Escondido Board of Realtors, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Board of Psychology and the Board of Registered Nurses.
An individual who carries a state or federally granted license and who may need legal counsel to represent themselves would fall in this category.
For instance, a contractor applicant can be denied a license by the Contractors’ State License Board for allegedly making false statements in his or her license application, or an employee with a security clearance necessitated by the employers could lose his or her job if the clearance is jeopardized by an omitted past event. Cases may turn on circumstances of recollection and on character traits.