Improving the administrative adjudication process

This episode of Between the Lines takes a look at an issue that affects tens of millions of Americans and American businesses each year who are subject to adjudication procedures with a federal administrative agency.

First, the episode explains what administrative adjudication is. Then it drills down on two timely issues: how can online processes be used to improve adjudications for all parties and what procedures should be provided to parties when the Administrative Procedure Act does not mandate a specific process for more informal adjudications. Both questions were the subject of recommendations to agencies by the Administrative Conference of the United States in 2023.

Three experts in the field, two from the federal government and one from academia, will discuss their reports and the recommendations on the subjects.