In his 21st Century Legal Career Series, Richard L. Hermann researches, evaluates, and predicts where the employment opportunities are and will be for law graduates.
Volume 7, The Administrative Law Revolution: Learning to Litigate in a Forgiving Environment, focuses one of the hottest law practice areas going, which is heating up even more, due to two demographic phenomena hitting the U.S. at the same time:
(1) Age. 78 million Baby Boomers are "aging up" at a rate of 10,000 per day. Older people wind up in administrative litigation forums to a far greater extent than their younger counterparts.
(2) Veterans. The U.S. now has 26 million veterans. More than 8 million Vietnam Era veterans are now in their 60s and 70s and are applying for disability benefits in large numbers. More than 50 percent of the 2.6 million Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans are filing disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs' Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA).
That is a lot of potential new clients coming on scene daily. This booklet explores the "Big Four" -Social Security Disability Income cases, Medicare appeals, Veterans appeals, Workers' Compensation cases - and the resulting opportunities for a successful administrative litigation practice.
Why Is Administrative Litigation So Hot?
Types of Administrative Forums
Who Hires? The Highest-Volume Administrative Litigation Forums
Breaking into Administrative Litigation
Finding Out About Administrative Litigation Jobs Before Everyone Else
Follow-Up: The Benefits of an Administrative Litigation Practice
More attorneys appear before administrative tribunals in the U.S. than ever see the inside of a trial or appellate courtroom. There, they have the opportunity to litigate, but in a more orderly, structured, predictable, and far less stressful environment than in court. Administrative litigators can earn a nice living exclusively trying cases in such forums.
Hermann outlines the benefits of practicing administrative litigation, details the various administrative law forums and layouts what law students and lawyers need to know to break into this hot practice area.
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