Top Administrative Law Judge Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Administrative Law Judge. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Administrative Law Judge resumes they appeared on. For example, 18.2% of Administrative Law Judge resumes contained Administrative Law as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Administrative Law Judge actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Administrative Law Judge resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Administrative Law

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Here's how Administrative Law is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Performed legal research regarding complex and unique employment law scenarios; analyzed and applied administrative law.
  • Conducted over 4,000 administrative law hearings between claimants and employers regarding unemployment compensation.
  • Presided over hearings and wrote administrative law decisions.
  • Reviewed decisions of hearing-level Administrative Law Judges.
  • Served as a clerk to Administrative Law Judges; researched and wrote orders and initial determinations related to patent litigation issues.
  • Conducted 30 to 35 Administrative Law Hearings each week; researched case law prior to rendering and drafting decisions.
  • Acted as the Administrative Law Judge in hearings and meetings related to the different programs of the Administration.
  • Assisted administrative law judges with drafting opinions related to claims under the National Labor Relations Act.
  • Supervised two secretaries, one full-time Hearing Officer, and two part-time Assistant Administrative Law Judges
  • Maintained the hearing calendar for Administrative Law Judges while efficiently communicating protocols to the public.
  • Researched statutory, case, and administrative law for the composition of best-comment award-winning comment.
  • Contributed to the compilation, editing, and publication of the Administrative Law Journal.
  • Tasked with organizing and establishing the first administrative law division for the city.
  • Conducted thousands of administrative law hearings for more than 40 different state agencies.
  • Supervised and trained Administrative Law Judges as part of an independent hearing tribunal.
  • Analyzed, drafted and organized legal exhibits for the administrative law judges.
  • Supervised five employees; 2 administrative positions and 3 Administrative Law Judges.
  • Trained new administrative law judges and reviewed their cases and decisions.
  • Managed the weekly and monthly scheduling of 90 Administrative Law Judges.
  • Reviewed and revised orders drafted by other Administrative Law Judges.

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2. Administrative Hearings

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Here's how Administrative Hearings is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Conducted administrative hearings on disputed unemployment compensation claims concerning the payment or denial of benefits in accordance with Florida Statutes.
  • Presided at administrative hearings held to resolve disputes between various government agencies and an affected individual or corporate party.
  • Scheduled, conducted and presided over administrative hearings and related proceedings of considerable difficulty.
  • Presided over administrative hearings for the City of Chicago pertaining to ordinance compliance.
  • Conducted and presided over quasi-judicial, administrative hearings for State regulatory agencies.
  • Presided over complex administrative hearings involving the Unemployment Insurance Agency.
  • Prepared relevant documents prior to administrative hearings.
  • Presided over TLC administrative hearings.
  • Presided over administrative hearings to resolve disputes between the State of New York and Parolees.
  • Presented talks on the State Office of Administrative Hearings and how to participate effectively.
  • Called upon witnesses to testify under oath at administrative hearings.
  • Conducted administrative hearings for ESD and issued written decisions.

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4. ALJ

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Here's how ALJ is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Followed up with Medicare on all favorable ALJ Decisions to ensure prompt payment of claims.
  • Managed 80 Administrative Law Judges as acting Chief ALJ.
  • Coordinated hearing participation and provided evidentiary documentation to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for case review.
  • Researched and gave input on decisions regarding arguments for all redeterminations, reconsideration's, and ALJ Requests.
  • Drafted legal memos to help ALJs prepare proposed decisions on transmission line, VoIP technology.
  • Performed data analysis studies on affirmed versus overturned cases from the OMHA and the ALJ.

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5. Compensation ACT

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Here's how Compensation ACT is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Analyzed case files, conducted research, drafted decision regarding Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
  • Drafted attorneys' fee orders for Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act cases.

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6. Hearing Procedures

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Here's how Hearing Procedures is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Conducted pre-hearing conferences, to identify relevant issues, witnesses and documents, defined hearing procedures and addressed other preliminary matters.

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7. Unemployment Claims

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Here's how Unemployment Claims is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Conducted over 1,000 agency appeal hearings regarding unemployment claims.
  • Addressed any issues on unemployment claims that may have the potential to delay or disqualify payments.

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8. Law Firm

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Here's how Law Firm is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Conducted high profile international merger & acquisition projects at this well-known boutique M&A law firm based in Istanbul.
  • Managed a law firm which handled criminal and civil cases involving workers compensation, family law, and personal injury.
  • Worked with French law firm with offices in China to develop business for Chinese clients interested in investing in Germany.
  • Monitored offices legal relationship with numerous governmental agencies and law firms working with the City and District A.
  • Advanced expertise in establishing and maintaining client relationships and running all aspects of small law firm.
  • Provided direct communications with clients regarding billing procedures and law firm policies and procedures.

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9. Final Orders

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Here's how Final Orders is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Authored final orders for child support, case closure, debt adjustment, and notice of support owed.
  • Drafted and reviewed Final Orders in unemployment insurance, rental housing, and tax cases.
  • Drafted Final Orders for review by the Chief Administrative Law Judge.
  • Issued final orders and prepared written decisions.
  • Limited duration appointment; conducted contested case hearings, considered testimony and evidence, made evidentiary rulings and drafted final orders.
  • Conducted administrative adjudication proceedings and drafted final orders involving sexual harassment, ADA, employment and public accommodation discrimination cases.

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10. Conduct Hearings

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Here's how Conduct Hearings is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Conducted administrative review and conduct hearings of citizens' protests regarding motor vehicles and traffic concerns as governed by C.G.S.
  • Mediated student conduct hearings within campus dorms on a board of 3-6 peers.
  • Questioned both the defendant and prosecution during student conduct hearings.

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11. Subpoenas

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Here's how Subpoenas is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Ruled on pre-hearing motions, such as motion to effect discovery, issue or quash subpoenas and motions for continuance.
  • Conducted formal discovery, including interrogatories, request for production of documents, depositions and subpoenas.
  • Assessed and negotiated scope of subpoenas and oversaw large-scale productions.
  • Prepared cases for emergency removal hearings and trials before the court including preparing witnesses and filing motions and subpoenas.
  • Assisted and advised clients in responding to IRS Summons, Supplemental Proceedings (Citations) and subpoenas for records.
  • Filed and served subpoenas for medical, business, tax, real estate and police records.

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13. Tribunal

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Here's how Tribunal is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Created decision templates used throughout Tribunal.

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14. Disability Cases

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Here's how Disability Cases is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • alleged retaliation for filing or testifying) cases and disability cases.

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15. State Agencies

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Here's how State Agencies is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Conducted hearings in contested cases involving the Department of Human Resources, Public Safety and other state agencies.

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16. Oral Arguments

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Here's how Oral Arguments is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Attended oral arguments and judicial panel conferences.
  • Attended oral arguments for both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals * Prepared a memorandum for cases weekly.
  • Attended Sixth Circuit oral arguments, criminal and civil trials, preliminary hearings, motions, scheduling and phone conferences.
  • Attended trials, hearings, settlement conferences and oral arguments prior to discussing legal analysis with Judge Carr.
  • Reviewed cases and attended a bench trial, status conferences, oral arguments, and settlement negotiations.
  • Observed and assisted Judge in courtroom during oral arguments, side bar conferences, and settlements.

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17. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Provided training/counseling to various employers in preventative employment practices as well as ongoing employment and termination issues.
  • Served as the installation ethics counselor primarily responsible for quarterly ethics training.
  • Advised and counseled Board of Trustees in the absence of the Village Attorney.
  • Served as trial counsel to the bar.
  • Performed legal research for General Counsel.
  • Provided advice and counsel to senior managers, line supervisors and HR professionals including day-to-day performance management assistance to line managers.

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18. State Statutes

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Here's how State Statutes is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Prepared written Decisions according to West Virginia state statutes, state personnel guidelines and previous Grievance Board Decisions.

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19. Child Support

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Here's how Child Support is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Drafted, organized and reviewed pleadings including dissolution, paternity, modification and child support documents.
  • Determined child support using Guideline Child Support Calculator and DissoMaster.
  • Represented defendants on all manner of criminal cases, including ACA, possession of a controlled substance and child support claims.
  • Handled multiple aspects of family law cases including divorce, legal separation, spousal support, child support and custody disputes.
  • Assisted recently divorced spouse complete an application with Department of Child Support Services to obtain court order for child support.
  • Drafted petitions, declarations, and attachments for dissolution of marriage, including child support calculations and orders.

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20. Applicable Laws

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Here's how Applicable Laws is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Scheduled hearings and wrote decisions by analyzing the facts and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Conducted timely administrative hearings and issued written decisions pursuant to Revised Code of Washington section 34.05 and other applicable laws.

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21. Final Decision

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Here's how Final Decision is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Accomplished 70 monthly written property tax assessment case final decisions average per month.
  • Conducted over 400 hearings relating to abuse/neglect of children issuing final and proposed final decisions
  • Administered business certification adjudicative hearings to determine the status of minority and women owned businesses, and rendered final decisions.
  • Reviewed requests for reconsideration and issued final decision.
  • Finalized material that was submitted at hearing and made a final decision upon documents presented.

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22. Social Security Administration

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Here's how Social Security Administration is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Used information collected at the hearings for claims analysis using Social Security Administrations rules and regulations.

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23. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Gathered medical records, statements and other documents to evaluate severity of impairment and vocational history.
  • Researched laws & regulation (including HIPAA/medical records).

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24. Employment Law

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Here's how Employment Law is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Determined whether employers complied with local, state and federal employment laws including FMLA, OSHA, and EEOC.
  • Required knowledge of employment laws, Washington Administrative Code, and Rules of Evidence.
  • Chaired committee which planned and conducted three State-wide symposiums relating to employment law.
  • Drafted over 1,000 decisions by interpreting and applying relevant unemployment laws.
  • Researched various issues relating to Labor and Employment Law.
  • Helped manage employment law files dealing with complaints, answers to Claim and Conference documents, and calendaring hearing dates.

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25. Medicare

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Here's how Medicare is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Researched Medicare regulations and health related law and provided policy directives.
  • Conducted telephone Hearings with Medicare beneficiaries if claim appealed.
  • Adjudicated cases for the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC), the national entity that issues Medicare DMEPOS supplier numbers.
  • Performed on-the-record telephone and in person hearings that resulted in fair and impartial decision outcomes re: Medicare Trust Fund.
  • Provided a new determination based on a strong working knowledge of Federal law and regulations, and Medicare guidelines.
  • Served as a Medicare Hearing Officer to review on-the-record, Medicare Part A and B hearing cases.

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26. Unemployment Benefits

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Here's how Unemployment Benefits is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Interviewed parties appealing unemployment benefits decisions.
  • Conducted hearings to obtain evidence relative to disposition of appeals for unemployment benefits.
  • Analyzed administrative cases concerning unemployment benefits for the three Commissioners of the agency.
  • Conducted hearings and issued decisions regarding unemployment benefits.
  • Presided over and conducted judicial hearings for parties appealing decisions relating to unemployment benefits under Minnesota law.

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27. Court Proceedings

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Here's how Court Proceedings is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Prepared litigation reports for potential court proceedings and assisted in discovery requests for cases in litigation.
  • Handled significant civil and criminal cases for municipal court proceedings as solo attorney.
  • Attended and observed federal and state court proceedings, and participated in sentencing conferences
  • Completed Legal Research/Writing Assignments Observed Federal and State Court Proceedings
  • Represented clients in court proceedings and prepared needed documents including contracts, affidavits and debt collections.
  • Presented arguments at law and motion, settlement, trial, and other court proceedings.

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28. Fair Hearings

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Here's how Fair Hearings is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Provided in-person Fair Hearings and rendered formal appeal determinations based on Medicare Law, Regulations and guidelines.
  • Conducted fair hearings on appeals of recipients of public welfare benefits - Initiated, developed and wrote bureau's first training manual
  • Conducted fair hearings for New York City residents who had difficulties obtaining government benefits from the agency.
  • Presided over administrative fair hearings to include SNAP, Family Independence, and Food Stamp disqualifications.
  • Represented AHCCCS at State Fair Hearings (Office of Administrative Hearings/OAH).

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29. Settlement Agreements

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Here's how Settlement Agreements is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Selected to train other attorneys on taking and defending depositions and drafting settlement agreements.
  • Drafted Prenuptial agreements and modifications to settlement agreements and parenting plans.
  • Drafted and filed client lawsuits and successfully negotiated settlement agreements.
  • Prepared severance, separation and settlement agreements.
  • Conducted settlement conferences and negotiated settlement agreements.
  • Negotiated marital settlement agreements and prenuptial agreements.

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30. Public Hearings

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Here's how Public Hearings is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Examined witnesses during public hearings; directed settlement conferences; ruled on the admissibility of testimony and evidence.
  • Conducted public hearings and rendered decisions regarding zoning appeals and rezoning cases.
  • Organized and conducted Public Hearings and attended community meetings as requested.

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31. Medicaid

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Here's how Medicaid is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Tracked Department of Human Services (DHS) Medicaid applications through a complicated approval process, following federally mandated regulations.
  • Conducted hearings for Medicaid recipients appealing the denial or reduction of community support services.
  • Scheduled appeal discussions between opposing parties on issues of Medicaid eligibility.
  • Adjudicated Medicaid benefit claims by reviewing evidence for efficacy.
  • Conducted research and investigated fraudulent Medicaid claims.
  • Conducted administrative hearings regarding Aid to Families With Dependent Children, Food Stamp Program, Medicaid and Youth Services.

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32. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Experienced Real Estate Closing Attorney representing many lenders on purchase and refinance transactions throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
  • Supervised closings on commercial and residential real estate transactions.
  • Defended litigation for national publicly held real estate entities.
  • Prepared documentation for residential Real Estate transactions.
  • Handled real estate transactions and advised clients in family law, wills and estates, contract negotiations and business formation.
  • Coordinated all real estate closings including order of title abstracts for insurance commitments, obtained payoffs and prepared settlement statements.

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33. Labor Law

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Here's how Labor Law is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Promoted to Labor Law position in 1990.
  • Represented employers on various federal and state employment discrimination, employment-at-will, and traditional labor law issues.
  • Performed extensive substantive legal research and drafted judicial opinions in accordance with applicable North Carolina and federal labor laws.
  • Organized exhibits in preparation for trials, injunction hearings and motions in civil, criminal, tax and labor law matters.
  • Represented and advised private and public employers regarding all aspects of employment and labor law matters.
  • Advised agency management on a wide variety of employment and labor law issues.

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34. NYC

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Here's how NYC is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Conducted hearings and rendered final agency determinations concerning violations of TLC Rules and the NYC Administrative Code.
  • Presided over cases involving many areas of NYC and NY State Law *Wrote timely decisions on cases.

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35. Federal Laws

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Here's how Federal Laws is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Issued written decisions in accordance with federal laws, state laws and USDOL and NMDWS standards of quality and timelines.
  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of federal laws and regulations being enforced.
  • Presided over hearings involving denial of government services, including managing heavy hearing docket and interpreting both state and federal laws.
  • Ensured district compliance of district policy, state and federal laws regarding student discipline and safety.
  • Reviewed employer's policies for compliance with state and federal laws.

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36. Documentary Evidence

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Here's how Documentary Evidence is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Evaluated and analyzed legal testimony, documentary evidence, and issued written administrative law decisions.
  • Reviewed the testimonial and documentary evidence.
  • Ruled on preliminary motions; issued subpoenas; receive or exclude any oral or documentary evidence offered.
  • Weighed oral & documentary evidence & issued hundreds of decisions on appeal with the State.
  • Evaluated testimony and documentary evidence.
  • Weighed the testimonial and documentary evidence presented, assessed the credibility of witnesses, and determined the facts.

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38. Disability Benefits

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Here's how Disability Benefits is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Decided cases for Division of Retirement and Benefits under the pre-retirement disability benefits program.
  • Conducted face to face administrative hearings for recipients of disability benefits involved in the appeals process.
  • Reviewed case files to determine issues in appeals of medical cessations of SSA and SSI disability benefits.

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39. Administrative Decisions

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Here's how Administrative Decisions is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Evaluated evidence admitted and testimony introduced at hearings, examined pertinent statutes, regulations and administrative decisions.
  • Rendered administrative decisions based on the testimony and evidence.

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40. Hearing Decisions

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Here's how Hearing Decisions is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Drafted and implemented internal auditing protocol and written procedures that promoted consistency in Hearing decisions
  • Conducted follow-up to ensure hearing decisions were timely issued.
  • Conducted follow-up to assure hearing decisions were implemented.
  • Drafted several hundred hearing decisions.
  • Researched and wrote all hearing decisions.

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41. Administrative Proceedings

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Here's how Administrative Proceedings is used in Administrative Law Judge jobs:
  • Attended approximately forty administrative proceedings.

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20 Most Common Skill For An Administrative Law Judge

Administrative Law18.2%
Administrative Hearings10.5%
Legal Issues8.3%
ALJ5.9%
Compensation ACT5.6%
Hearing Procedures5.6%
Unemployment Claims3.4%
Law Firm3.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Administrative Law Judge

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Administrative Law
Administrative Law
18.2%
18.2%
2
2
Administrative Hearings
Administrative Hearings
10.5%
10.5%
3
3
Legal Issues
Legal Issues
8.3%
8.3%
4
4
ALJ
ALJ
5.9%
5.9%
5
5
Compensation ACT
Compensation ACT
5.6%
5.6%
6
6
Hearing Procedures
Hearing Procedures
5.6%
5.6%
7
7
Unemployment Claims
Unemployment Claims
3.4%
3.4%
8
8
Law Firm
Law Firm
3.2%
3.2%
9
9
Final Orders
Final Orders
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Conduct Hearings
Conduct Hearings
2.5%
2.5%
11
11
Subpoenas
Subpoenas
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Tribunal
Tribunal
2.1%
2.1%
14
14
Disability Cases
Disability Cases
2.1%
2.1%
15
15
State Agencies
State Agencies
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Oral Arguments
Oral Arguments
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Counsel
Counsel
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
State Statutes
State Statutes
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Child Support
Child Support
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Applicable Laws
Applicable Laws
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Final Decision
Final Decision
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Medical Records
Medical Records
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Employment Law
Employment Law
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Medicare
Medicare
1%
1%
26
26
Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment Benefits
1%
1%
27
27
Court Proceedings
Court Proceedings
1%
1%
28
28
Fair Hearings
Fair Hearings
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Settlement Agreements
Settlement Agreements
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Public Hearings
Public Hearings
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Medicaid
Medicaid
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Real Estate
Real Estate
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Labor Law
Labor Law
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
NYC
NYC
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Federal Laws
Federal Laws
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Documentary Evidence
Documentary Evidence
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Legal Decisions
Legal Decisions
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Disability Benefits
Disability Benefits
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Administrative Decisions
Administrative Decisions
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Hearing Decisions
Hearing Decisions
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
Administrative Proceedings
Administrative Proceedings
0.3%
0.3%

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