The Administrative Law Revolution: Learning to Litigate in a Forgiving Environment

The Administrative Law Revolution: Learning to Litigate in a Forgiving Environment

by Richard L. Hermann


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Build a legal career in one of the hottest 21st century employment arenas!

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.

Highlights include:
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946228130
Publisher: H Watson LLC
Publication date: 04/27/2017
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.14(d)

About the Author

Richard L. Hermann graduated from Yale, the New School University, and Cornell Law School (following a stint in the U.S. Army, where he handled nuclear weapons and jumped out of airplanes). His first job out of law school was as an attorney at the Pentagon. He went on to work for the Government Accountability Office and Department of Energy. During his brief government career, he counseled friends and acquaintances on finding government law jobs, which evolved into launching Federal Reports Inc. The company became the leading provider of legal career information in the U.S. Among its many products were,, and many other legal career publications and web products (all now the property of Thomson Reuters).He also founded and led Nationwide Career Counseling for Attorneys and Sutherland Hermann Associates, an attorney outplacement and disability insurance consulting firm. Later he developed and taught the first law school course in Legal Career Management for online Concord Law School. He is also a regular columnist for National Jurist. Hermann is the author of many books on legal careers including for the American Bar Association (ABA). and the 21st Century Legal Careers Series are Hermann's latest additions to his body of work on legal careers (both traditional and non-mainstream [a.k.a. "JD-Advantage]. Both resources help connect the dots between today's news and tomorrow's jobs and provide strategies for securing a rewarding career in--and around--the law.

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