IAALJ Constitution and By-Laws
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE
ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES
Whereas, during recent years there has been a phenomenal growth in the field of administrative law which affects the everyday affairs of a large segment of our population; and
Whereas, this field involves many important functions, judicial in character, including among others: the establishment of tribunals to afford fair procedure and hearings to interested and contesting parties; the conduct of impartial hearings; the control of the introduction of evidence; the maintenance of judicial decorum; and the preparation and issuance of written decisions, judicial in character; and
Whereas, these functions involve important decisions and precedents affecting, among other things, important human rights, property and contract rights, tax liability, and social and economic security;
Now therefore, we, who are members of the legal profession in the State of Illinois charged with the duties and responsibilities of exercising these judicial functions, do hereby join together and associate ourselves for the purposes of maintaining the highest professional standards and advocating improvements in the field of administrative law.