What do administrative law attorneys do?
Administrative law attorneys help individuals, businesses, and groups comply with and/or challenge administrative agency as well as federal, local, and state government department rules, regulations, and orders. For example, a gaming attorney practices administrative law when he or she represents a client in opening a new casino (i.e. State Gaming Control Board.) And, a workers' compensation attorney practices administrative law when he or she represents a worker injured within the scope of employment (i.e. Nevada Workers' Compensation Board.)
Administrative law attroneys also help those seeking a professional license from a Board or Commission of the state, or who are facing discipline by a Board or Commission.
Are licensing boards administrative agencies?
Yes, licensing boards such as the Board of Pharmacy, Board of Nursing, Medical Board, and the State Bar of Nevada are all administrative agencies. The attorneys who represent clients in front of these boards are well versed in administrative law, fluent in administrative codes and procedures.
Do the rules of perjury apply when testifying in an administrative agency hearing?
Absolutely, yes; the rules of perjury apply when testifying in an administrative agency hearing, just as they do in a courtroom. Those who perjure themselves may go to jail.