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Introduction to Administrative Law and Practice for the Poverty Law Advocate

By Stephanie E. Haffner

Being knowledgeable about administrative agencies helps advocates achieve positive results. Learning about an agency's organization and operations is possible through formal requests under the Freedom of Information Act and state open-record laws. Understanding the substantive and procedural limits on what an agency can do will help advocates influence an agency's policy through public rule making and informal agency policy setting.

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