Legislation to establish a central office responsible for training and making available hearing officers for administrative adjudication has been proposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Justice. This article, written by two participants in a study recommending a central office, critically examines the merits of establishing an independent system and reviews alternatives for centrally providing officers in other states. They assert their views on the minimal qualifications an administrative adjudicator should possess, and the authority he will need to preside and render decisions effectively.
Jeffrey G. Cokin & Jonathan Mallaumd,
Hearing Officers in Pennsylvania: Recommendation for an Independent Central Office,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol15/iss4/5