Administrative law governs the administration and regulation of government programs agencies, such as Social Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It applies to both federal and state agencies.
The major difference between administrative law and other law is that administrative law cases are tried in administrative courts. In an administrative court, you appear in front of a tribunal, or council, instead of a judge. The tribunal is usually composed of people who are legally trained and are experts in the field of administrative law you are dealing with. They will be the ones who decide your case.
Administrative courts have their own rules and regulations, which are usually different from those of an ordinary civil or criminal court. It is important that you understand these rules and regulations when you appear before an administrative court.
There are three common types of administrative law cases:
An attorney can help explain how the law affects your case and represent you in court. Additionally, an experienced administrative lawyer knows the rules and regulations of the administrative court, and can help guide you through the administrative court process.
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