Administrative Law Judges
On the Job
Administrative Law Judges conduct legal hearings and court cases related to government programs. They make decisions on who is responsible or liable, and what punishments or penalties they should face.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Conduct hearings to investigate legal issues.
- Evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records.
- Interview claimants to get information related to legal proceedings.
- Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
- Authorize payments to settle legal disputes.
- Make decisions in legal cases.
- Rule on admissibility of legal proceedings.
- Identify implications for cases from legal precedents or other legal information.
- Prepare legal documents.
- Prepare written decisions for legal proceedings.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
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