The Committee on Adjudication examines procedural issues relating to how agencies handle cases that come before them, including issues arising in programs that handle very large caseloads.

Committee Contacts

Committee Chair
Retired (Former Chief Judge of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges)
Staff Counsel

Committee Meetings & Events

Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy: Brown Bag (Committee on Adjudication)

April 9, 2015 - 1:30 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the U.S.
Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy: Brown Bag

April 8, 2013 Committee Meeting(Committee on Adjudication)

April 8, 2013 - 2:00 pm EDT
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Administrative Conference of the United States

Committee Research Projects


The Conference is studying procedures and best practices for issuing declaratory orders in administrative adjudications.  This study will address the following issues:

  • Legal...
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Recommendation 2014-7, Best Practices for Using Video Teleconferencing for Hearings offers practical guidance regarding how best to conduct video hearings, and addresses the following...

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Recommendation 2012-3, Immigration Removal Adjudication, addresses the problem of case backlogs in immigration removals. The recommendation suggests a number of ways to enhance efficiency...

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The Administrative Conference of the United States was asked by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to study adjudication relating to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and...

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Committee Members

Name Role Organization
John Vittone Committee Chair, Public Member
Eric S. Benderson Government Member Small Business Administration
Charles Center Liaison Representative Federal Labor Relations Authority
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Public Member Supreme Court of California
Chai R. Feldblum Government Member Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
D. Randall Frye Liaison Representative Association of Administrative Law Judges
Susan Tsui Grundmann Government Member Merit Systems Protection Board
Janice Hoffman Government Member Department of Health and Human Services
Jean King Liaison Representative Executive Office for Immigration Review
Richard J. Leighton Senior Fellow Keller and Heckman LLP
Robert Lesnick Government Member Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Jeffrey S. Lubbers Special Counsel American University Washington College of Law
Nadine Mancini Government Member Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Arti K. Rai Public Member Duke University School of Law
Bob Schiff Government Member National Labor Relations Board
Glenn E. Sklar Government Member Social Security Administration
Thomas W. Snook Liaison Representative ABA National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary
Daniel Solomon Liaison Representative Federal Administrative Law Judges Conference
Alan Swendiman Liaison Representative Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Tyler Wood Government Member Federal Maritime Commission