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On April 26, 2017, OATH will co-host an educational event from 6-8 PM in Upper Manhattan with Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Council Member Ben Kallos.  International and municipal community-based organizations that represent and assist immigrants from Africa are also partnering with OATH on this event.  The event will focus on what to do when a resident or small business is issued a summons from a NYC enforcement agency.  Commissioner Del Valle will also speak about upcoming changes in how the NYPD handles low-level quality of life summonses a result of the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2016.  All are welcome to attend. View the event flyer (in PDF) for event details

On April 13, 2017 OATH will partner with Council Member Ben Kallos to kick off its CourtESy (Court’s Education for Seniors) Program, with an event at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House on the Upper East Side. OATH’s CourtESy program brings information about OATH and the hearing process directly to NYC’s Senior citizens.  The forum will focus on OATH’s Remote Hearing Methods which give recipients of summons­es the ability to fight summonses at their convenience and without having to travel to attend the OATH hearing in person. Read about OATH’s Outreach Programs (in PDF).

On March 22, 2017, OATH will co-host an educational event from 6-8 PM in Chinatown with Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Council Member Margaret S. Chin. The event will focus on what to do when a resident or small business is issued a summons from a NYC enforcement agency. Mandarin and Cantonese translators will be present at the event. All are welcome to attend.

Read the press release. Photos of Press Announcement Available: On Flickr

OATH releases it's 2016 Annual Report (in PDF) which provides an overview of this administrative law court’s programs and accomplishments from last year.

On February 10, 2017 OATH Commissioner & Chief Administrative Law Judge, Fidel F. Del Valle, was the featured speaker at the 140th CityLaw Breakfast which was hosted by New York Law School and the Center for New York City Law. View the video of the event and Commissioner Del Valle’s full remarks.

As part of OATH’s ACCES Program (in PDF), on February 15, 2017 OATH will visit the Grand Street Campus and OATH Commissioner & Chief Administrative Law Judge, Fidel F. Del Valle, will speak to approximately 1,000 students from the High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology, the High School for Legal Studies and Progress High School. Through this educational event, students will learn about the Federal, State and City legal system, OATH and its role, and the intent of the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2016 (in PDF) and what changes will occur when some types of NYPD summonses begin to be filed with OATH rather than with criminal court. The presentation will be followed by courtroom exercises and mock trials with the students broken up into smaller groups. Interested media can contact Marisa Senigo, OATH’s Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs and Communications, at msenigo@oath.nyc.gov.

On February 22, 2017 OATH will host its 2nd Annual Staten Island Building Bridges for Small Businesses event. The event is for small businesses who are interested in learning about how to respond to NYC-issued summonses that they may receive from City enforcement agencies. You can view the event flyer (in PDF) for more details and to learn how to register for this event.

On November 2, 2016, OATH will host the 7th event in a series that it is calling Building Bridges for Small Businesses. This event will take place in Brooklyn and is for small businesses who are interested in learning about how to respond to Notices and Summonses that they may receive from City enforcement agencies. You can view the event flyer (in PDF) for more details and to register for this free event.

On October 28, 2016, OATH will host the 6th event in a series that it is calling Building Bridges for Small Businesses. The event is for small businesses who are interested in learning about how to respond to Notices and Summonses that they may receive from City enforcement agencies. You can view the event flyer (in PDF) for more details and to learn how to register for this free event.

On October 26, 2016, OATH will host the fourth event in a series that it is calling Building Bridges for Small Businesses. This event is for Bronx-based small businesses that want to learn how to respond to Notices and Summonses that they may receive from City enforcement agencies. You can view the event flyer (in PDF) for more details and to learn how to register for this free event.

On October 17, 2016, OATH will host an informational forum in Sunset Park, Brooklyn as part of its ACCES Program. The Administrative Court’s Community Education Services (ACCES) Program seeks to connect residents and businesses with information from OATH, the City’s administrative law court which is responsible for hearings on City-issued summonses and notices of violation. OATH and Assembly Member Felix Ortiz are co-hosting the event in partnership with the Chinese-American Planning Council. Chinese language interpreters will be at the event to provide language assistance to audience members who may require or request the service. View the event flyer (in PDF) for details about this free, public event.

OATH cited in Administrative Conference of the United States’ Self-Represented Parties at Administrative Hearings Draft Report. The report is part of a larger project on the subject which comes out of a working group that the Administrative Conference co-leads with the Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice. Read the report (in PDF).

On June 23, 2016, Mayor de Blasio signed Executive Order No. 18 (in PDF), transferring the adjudications within the jurisdiction of the Administrative Tribunal of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).

Mayor de Blasio Signs the Criminal Justice Reform Act (in PDF)

OATH establishes its first-ever Clerk’s Office
On June 13, 2016, OATH officially established its Office of the Clerk. Clerks in the Clerk’s Office are responsible for assisting those respondents who come to OATH for in-person hearings or call OATH with questions about the status of their case or seek information about the options available to them. Clerks also manage the hearing calendar for the OATH Hearings Divisions; they field requests to reschedule hearings as well as help cases flow throughout the day by making sure OATH’s Hearing Officers have the case files and other necessary materials needed to conduct hearings in an efficient, fair and orderly manner. The Clerk’s Office is also responsible for accepting payments, processing penalties, and mailing out the Hearing Officers’ decisions and other notices. OATH Clerks can be reached by calling OATH’s helpline at 1-844-OATH-NYC, by email at ClerksOffice@oath.nyc.gov or by visiting an OATH Hearing Center in person.

On June 8, 2016, OATH will host the third event in a series that it is calling Building Bridges for Small Businesses. The event is for small businesses who are interested in learning about how to respond to Notices and Summonses that they may receive from City enforcement agencies. You can view the event flyer (in PDF) for more details and to register for this free event.

On April 27, 2016 OATH will be in attendance at the 18th Annual Staten Island Economic Development Corporation Conference to speak to conference attendees and Staten Island businesses about OATH and the hearing process for City-issued summonses and notices.

On Thursday, April 14, 2016, OATH will lead a CLE course in conjunction with New York Law School’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Program. The panel, which will include the EEO Officers from the City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), Human Resources Administration (HRA), the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will discuss workplace conflict in NYC Agencies and the conflict resolution services that are available to City employees through OATH’s Center for Creative Conflict Resolution (CCCR). View the flyer (in PDF) to register for this free event.

Read OATH’s Annual Report for 2015 (in PDF)

On October 27, 2015, OATH will partner with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams to host an event for small businesses who are interested in learning about how to respond to Notices and Summonses that they may receive from City enforcement agencies.
View the event flyer  (in PDF)

Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs Intro 456-A as Part of the City’s Outreach and Accessibility Efforts for Small Businesses (in PDF)
Read the Legislation  (in PDF)

De Blasio Administration Announces 'Small Business First' To Reduce Regulatory Burden On City's Small Businesses (in PDF)
Read the Report  (in PDF

OATH Launches Multilingual Interactive Customer Service Telephone System  (in PDF) (Spanish) (Chinese) (Russian)

OATH Releases 2013 Annual Report (in PDF)

OATH Finalizes Expansion of Health Tribunal to All Five Boroughs
(in PDF)

OATH Launches New User-Friendly Agency Website (in PDF)

Download OATH's 2012 Annual Report (in PDF)

OATH Opens Health Tribunal Office in Queens (in PDF)

OATH Opens Health Tribunal Office in the Bronx (in PDF)

OATH Announces Online Hearings At Health Tribunal (in PDF)

OATH Releases 2011 Annual Report (in PDF)

OATH Opens Heath Tribunal Office on Staten Island (in PDF)

OATH Takes Over Management of Health and Taxi Tribunals

Link to Press Release (in PDF)
Link to Report (in PDF)
Link to Executive Order (in PDF)

Go to the Newsroom for OATH’s Environmental Control Board  


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