FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Department of Justice released the First Annual Report of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable on November 30, 2016, as required by Presidential memorandum. The report summarizes the activities of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable over the past year and describes achievements by its member agencies, including the Administrative Conference.
The report highlights the Working Group on Self-Represented Parties in Administrative Hearings, co-chaired by the Conference and DOJ’s Office for Access to Justice, which the report calls a “centerpiece” of the roundtable’s efforts to develop promising practices. The report also features the Conference’s project on Self-Represented Parties in Administrative Hearings, which will be considered by the Conference Assembly in December 2016.
The report further mentions the Conference’s project on Representative Payees, completed for the Social Security Administration, and spotlights a quote from Matt Wiener, the Conference’s Executive Director, stressing the importance of legal aid in promoting efficiency and fairness.
The Administrative Conference of the United States is an independent federal agency dedicated to improving the administrative process through consensus-driven applied research and providing nonpartisan expert advice and recommendations for federal agency procedures. Its membership is composed of senior federal officials, academics, and other experts from the private sector.