administrative law judge
administrative law judge n: an officer in a government agency with quasi-judicial functions including conducting hearings, making findings of fact, and making recommendations for resolution of disputes concerning the agency's actions – called also administrative judge;

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

administrative law judge
n.
The officer who presides over administrative hearings. This officer is not a judge of law; he or she may administer oaths, hear testimony, make determinations of fact, and recommend or make decisions.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


administrative law judge
(ALJ)
A professional hearing officer who works for the government to preside over hearings and appeals involving governmental agencies. ALJs are generally experienced in the particular subject matter of the agency involved. Formerly called hearing officers.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


administrative law judge
n. An official of an administrative agency who presides at an administrative hearing and has the power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas, and rule on the admissibility of evidence as well as hear, consider, and weigh testimony and other evidence and make or recommend factual or legal decisions.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

administrative law judge
n.
   a professional hearing officer who works for the government to preside over hearings and appeals involving governmental agencies. They are generally experienced in the particular subject matter of the agency involved or of several agencies. Formerly called "hearing officers," they discovered that there was more prestige and higher pay in being called "judge."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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