ATY6 | The Care and Feeding of EEOC and MSPB Administrative Judges

  • Session Number: ATY6
Friday, August 20, 2021: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM


Richard Vitaris
Retired, Administrative Judge, Atlanta Office
U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
Maxanne R. Witkin
Retired, Director, Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


Whether it is your first or twenty-first hearing, the administrative judge will be a key factor in the success or failure of your case. Gain insights from two former judges on how to effectively communicate and interface with AJs, both at the prehearing and hearing stages of litigation. You'll hear the practice pointers that help win cases, as well as guidance on the traps you need to avoid, from presenters with over 50 years of combined experience in case adjudication.


Learning Objectives

-Learn to “think like an AJ”
-Recognize the unwritten rules of conduct in the administrative process
-Identify professional responsibility rules governing your interactions with AJs

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