Working Group on Self-Represented Parties in Administrative Hearings

The Working Group on Self-Represented Parties in Administrative Hearings is co-led by the Administrative Conference and the Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice. The working group’s aim is to identify the challenges posed by self-represented parties in administrative hearings and find solutions to common problems. The working group has met since the Spring of 2015, and participating agencies include the Social Security Administration, Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Housing and Urban Development.