OSAH News: Rule Amendments to go into Effect on June 10, 2014

Topic: Court News, Decided by Judge Malihi 
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On May 21, 2014, OSAH filed two rule amendments with the Georgia Office of the Secretary of State. The first amended OSAH Rule 22 to allow judges discretion to permit a portion of a hearing to be conducted by remote telephonic communication, including two-way video-conferencing. [..] Read More..

OSAH Judge on Philanthropy and Family

Topic: Court News, Decided by Judge Walker 
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Judge Ronit Walker The May 14, 2014 edition of the SaportaReport newsletter featured an article by Judge Ronit Walker entitled “Five Lessons on How Philanthropy has Strengthened My Family.”  To view the article, please go to: http://saportareport.com/leadership/philanthropy/2014/05/12/five-lessons-volunteering-taught-my-family/

Administrative Law Section Reception

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Administrative Law Section Officers Shoshana Elon, Judge Patrick Woodard and Judge Michael Malihi Shoshana Elon, Judge Michael Malihi, Judge Ana Kennedy, Judge Stephanie Howells and Elizabeth Brooks, Esq. OSAH Attorneys Laurin McDonald and Shoshana Elon, Judge Michael Malihi   The Administrative Law Section of the [..] Read More..

Administrative Law Section to co-sponsor ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice CLE on April 25, 2014.

Topic: Court News

OSAH Administrative Law Judge Patrick Woodard,  Chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Georgia Bar, will be a featured participant at the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice on April 25, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead.  Judge Woodard, along with Judge [..] Read More..

OSAH judges and attorneys attend State Bar of Georgia’s Constitutional Symposium

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Judges Michael Malihi, Barbara Brown, Lois Oakley, Stephanie Howells, Steve Teate, and Ana Kennedy, along with OSAH staff attorneys Dominic Capraro, Shoshana Elon, and Laurin McDonald, and budget administrator Dan Dollar, attended the symposium celebrating the Constitution 225 years after its ratification. The three-day symposium, [..] Read More..

Administrative Law Report, March 2014

Topic: Court News

The inaugural issue of the Administrative Law Report was published one year ago in March 2013. Our goal is to keep judges, litigants and other interested parties informed of recent decisions and developments in Georgia’s administrative law. In the past year, we have published 234 [..] Read More..

The Administrative Law Section of the State Bar will host its first event of 2014 at Ri Ra Irish Pub

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The Administrative Law Section of the State Bar will host its first event of 2014 at Ri Ra Irish Pub on Tuesday, March 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided for section members and one guest. Interested attorneys, judges, [..] Read More..

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta Legal Aid Society and OSAH launch the Public Benefits Project.

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  OSAH is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Public Benefits Project in partnership with Emory University School of Law and Atlanta Legal Aid Society. As of February 2014, nineteen Emory Law students, under the supervision of Atlanta Legal Aid Attorney Nancy Rhinehart, will [..] Read More..

Administrative Law Section Undergoing Revitalization.

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Administrative Law Judge Patrick Woodard and OSAH staff attorney Shoshana Elon were recently elected as chair and vice chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Georgia Bar, respectively. A revitalization of the section is underway, with several social and educational functions currently being planned. [..] Read More..

OSAH NEWS, October-November 2013

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OSAH Legal Assistants attend Administrative Professionals Conference. Legal Assistants Jenna Judy, Hazel Jackson, Kevin Westray, Victoria Hightower Legal Assistants Jenna Judy, Virginia Ramsey, Hazel Jackson, Kevin Westray, Victoria Hightower, Valerie Ruff, Gloria McDonald In October 2013, OSAH’s Legal Assistants Valerie Ruff, Hazel Jackson, Kevin Westray, [..] Read More..

OSAH News: September-October 2013

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Judge Michael Malihi reports recent developments in Georgia at the Chief and Deputy Chief Judges’ Conference in Seattle, Washington. Judge Michael Malihi speaking at the Chief and Deputy Chief Judges Conference   In September 2013, Judge Michael Malihi met with Chief and Deputy Chief Judges [..] Read More..

OSAH Mediation Training Furthers Quick and Inexpensive Alternative for Litigants

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OSAH has established an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process to provide for the speedy, efficient, and inexpensive resolution of disputes.  Specifically, OSAH provides mediation services to litigants at no cost.  OSAH mediations utilize the Uniform Rules for Dispute Resolution Programs, which have been adopted by [..] Read More..

OSAH NEWS, September-October 2013

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Judge Michael Malihi Discusses Courtroom Design with UGA Architect Students. Judge Michael Malihi discussing Courtroom Design with UGA’s Interior Architect Students    In September 2013, Judge Michael Malihi met with Professor Thom Houser’s Interior Architect students at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the [..] Read More..

A conversation with Honorable Charles R. Beaudrot Jr., Chief Judge of the Georgia Tax Tribunal.

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Judge Michael Malihi and Judge Charles R. Beaudrot Jr. discuss the Georgia Tax Tribunal   Judge Malihi:  When were you appointed to your current position as the first judge of the Georgia Tax Tribunal? Judge Beaudrot:  After an extensive review of well-qualified candidates, Gov. Deal [..] Read More..

About the Administrative Law Report:

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Administrative Law Judges of the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH) decide approximately 45,000 cases each year.  This website, the Administrative Law Report, is designed to allow the public, litigants, and attorneys to access a selection of recent decisions. The website has been updated and [..] Read More..

June 2013 News – OSAH Judges

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Judges Miller and Schroer spoke at GreenLaw’s monthly meeting. Judge Kim Schroer Judge Kristin Miller On June 12, 2013, Judges Kristin Miller and Kim Schroer spoke to public interest environmental lawyers at GreenLaw’s monthly meeting in Atlanta. The Judges gave an overview of OSAH, its [..] Read More..

OSAH Website

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OSAH Website: On OSAH’s website, located at www.osah.ga.gov, visitors can access various resources. First, and most importantly, parties can obtain the decision in their case on the website. Second, the public can access court calendars, searchable by date and judge, docket number, or agency. Third, [..] Read More..

OSAH’s Annual Caseload: In 2012, OSAH received 40,048 cases

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OSAH’s Annual Caseload: In 2012, OSAH received 40,048 cases Each Judge’s average caseload is 3,337 cases Each Legal Assistant’s average caseload is 5,721 cases Each Clerk’s average caseload is 8,009 cases For more detailed information see our 2012 Final Report

OSAH Judges hear a wide variety of cases.

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Growing Trend:  Child support cases have increased exponentially over the past 3 years, and are expected to increase even more in 2013. If numbers proceed as forecast, OSAH will hear approximately 10,000 more child support cases in 2013 than in 2010.

A Case is Born

Topic: Court News

How does a case get to OSAH? (1) A dispute arises between the  state and an individual or entity. (2) One party (normally the Petitioner) requests a hearing. (3) The hearing requests is referred to OSAH. (4) The case is assigned to a judge. (5) [..] Read More..