Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg created the Office of the Administrative
Justice Coordinator and appointed David Goldin as the first Coordinator in
August 2006. The mandate of the office is to enhance professionalism,
efficiency, and accountability of City tribunals.
Consolidation of Administrative Tribunals of the Taxi and Limousine Commission and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene with the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings On June 8, 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg signed an Executive Order consolidating the Administrative Tribunals of the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) with the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. The administrative tribunal at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been responsible for hearing cases on tickets issued by DOHMH. Last year, the tribunal handled about 60,000 cases, the majority of them restaurant violations. The administrative tribunal at the TLC has been responsible for hearing cases on violations of rules and regulations issued by TLC. Last year, the tribunal conducted hearings in about 110,000 cases. Now, the Health Tribunal and the Taxi and Limousine Tribunal join the Environmental Control Board (which was consolidated into OATH in 2008) as divisions of OATH. Read the press release (En español) Link to Report (in PDF) Link to Executive Order (in PDF) Link to OATH website
New York City Bar Association CLE Program: June 3, 2010 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
42 West 44th Street, New York, New York
The Administrative Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York together with the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings and the Office of the Administrative Justice Coordinator hosted a panel discussion titled "Representing Clients Before New York City Administrative Tribunals". Drawing on expertise from administrative law judges and experienced practitioners from various tribunals, the panel included discussions on how cases are initiated, how to prepare for a hearing, how to present a case, and what to expect post-hearing. Learn more
Legislation Transferring the Environmental Control Board to the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings On May 28, 2008, City Council and the Bloomberg Administration announced legislation to improve procedures and professionalism at the Environmental Control Board (ECB), making it more accessible and more efficient. On August 12, 2008, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the legislation into law. On November 23, 2008 the legislation went into effect, moving jurisdiction over ECB from the Department of Environmental Protection to the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings. Learn More Link to Legislation Link to Mayor Bloomberg Press Release
New York City Bar Association CLE Program: July 9, 2009 The Office of the Administrative Justice Coordinator and the New York City Bar Association invited a panel of experts representing New York City administrative tribunals to discuss important issues facing New York City administrative law judges. Topics included career opportunities, access to justice, Best Practices Guidelines for Self-Represented Parties and recent changes at the Environmental Control Board.
New York City Bar Association: How to Become a Judge On December 6, 2008 the Association of the Bar of the City of New York hosted a continuing legal education course titled “How to Become a Judge.” David Goldin, the Administrative Justice Coordinator, followed Chief Judge Judith Kaye in delivering introductory remarks, and later led a breakout session focusing on New York City administrative tribunals and how to become an administrative law judge.
National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary Annual Conference On October 11, 2008, the National Association of Administrative
Law Judiciary (NAALJ) opened its annual conference in New York City with a
proclamation by Mayor Bloomberg.Administrative law professionals from around the United
States participated in programs covering a
variety of issues in administrative law.The Administrative Justice
Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator and management from City tribunals led panels
highlighting key topics in administrative law from access to justice to judicial
Access to Justice News As part of an ongoing City Hall initiative, the Office of the Administrative Justice Coordinator has been working with a number of agencies to promote access to justice in City tribunals. For more information on some of our activities, please follow the links below.
Access to Justice Summit On September 12, 2007, the Deputy Mayor for Legal Affairs, AJC and
the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings hosted a summit of chief
administrative law judges of New York City tribunal to discuss improving
access to justice in the City’s administrative tribunal system.The Summit assembled
leaders in the areas of plain language, access to justice and language access to
present up to date information and cutting edge projects.
To access materials from the summit
City Bar Association – New York City Administrative Law Judges: Practice and Career Perspectives On March 11th, 2008, AJC and the Office of Administrative
Trials and Hearings hosted a panel discussion at the New York City Bar
Association on administrative law in New York City. Panelists provided
information on each City tribunal, and discussed some of the initiatives
intended to make our tribunal system more accessible.