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Administrative Law

Types of Adjudication

Types of Adjudication

Dig deeper into agency adjudication with this overview of the types of adjudication: formal and informal.


Administrative agencies may create policy and resolve disputes through adjudication. When adjudicating hearings, agencies are required to follow certain procedures under the Administrative Procedure Act depending on the type of adjudication that is being used. Today, we’ll be discussing the requirements of the various types of adjudication.

Generally, agencies may use two types of adjudication: formal adjudication and informal adjudication. As you might expect, formal adjudication involves...