Conference Grant Awards

The National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (NAALJ) holds two conferences per year: an annual meeting and conference and a mid-year seminar. Both offer CLE credit to attendees and the conference locations are announced on the NAALJ website.

In addition to sponsoring the conferences, NAALJ offers “Affiliate Challenge Grants“. Each NAALJ state affiliate may choose a member to attend the annual meeting and conference. The grant covers the registration fee and the recipient will also be awarded a check for $500 during the conference to help defray expenses. State affiliate organizations are challenged to reimburse the recipient for all or a portion of the remaining expenses. Members receive discounts on fees for midyear seminars on topics of interest to administrative adjudicators.

NYSALJA offers a $500 per person grant for the annual and mid-year conferences each.

Prior to the conferences, NAALJ will make an announcement regarding the Challenge Grant. NYSALJA will publish information about the grant period and, at the close of the application period, the NYS winners, on this web site and via an email broadcast to all members in good standing.

Grant recipients must meet the following criteria:

  1. the recipient must be a current paid member of NYSALJA;
  2. the recipient must register for and attend the meeting and conference for which s/he is applying; and
  3. the recipient must not have received a grant from NYSALJA or NAALJ in the last three years.


The following NYSALJA members have won grants from NAALJ and NYSALJA since 2010:

Year Event Sponsor Member Recipient
2018 Annual Conference (St. Petersburg, Fl) Joint NAALJ / NYSALJA No grant applications received
Mid-Year Seminar NYSALJA TBD
2017 Annual Conference (New York, NY) Joint NAALJ / NYSALJA TBD
Mid-Year Seminar () NYSALJA TBD
2016 Annual Conference (Salt Lake City,
Joint NAALJ / NYSALJA Hon. Catherine Bennett
Mid-Year Seminar () NYSALJA TBD
2015 Annual Conference (Portland, Or) Joint NAALJ / NYSALJA TBD
Mid-Year Seminar (Annapolis,
2014 Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) Joint NAALJ / NYSALJA TBD
Mid-Year Seminar (Indianapolis,
2013 Annual Conference (Chicago, IL) Joint NAALJ / NYSALJA TBD
Mid-Year Seminar (Williamsburg, VA) NYSALJA Hon. Jake Weintraub
2012 Annual Conference (NOLA) NAALJ-FALJC / NYSALJA1 Hon. Eric Zaidins
NYSALJA Hon. Ruth Kraft
Annual Conference (NOLA) NYSALJA Hon. David Lenihan
Mid-Year Seminar (Reno, NV) NYSALJA No Grant Awarded
2011 Annual Conference (Santa Fe, NM) Joint NAALJ / NYSALJA Hon. Catherine M. Bennett
NYSALJA Hon. Christine C. Traskos
Midyear Seminar (Atlanta, Ga) NYSALJA Hon. Marc Zylberberg
2010 Annual Seminar (Malibu, Ca) Joint NAALJ / NYSALJA Hon. Christopher Stephens
NYSALJA Hon. Sean Gralton