Many environmental laws are considered part of the administrative law system because these laws govern the activities of administrative agencies of government, such as EPA and state environmental agencies. Government agency action can include rulemaking, adjudication, or the enforcement of a specific regulatory agenda. Citizens have a right to participate in agency rulemaking process and challenge certain agency decisions. Challenges to an agency decision often require you to first engage in the public participation process and then file challenge before the appropriate administrative law judge or hearing officer. This process is similar to, but not identical to, a court proceeding. Parties have the right to legal representation before and during administrative law hearings. CLA can help you navigate this process before and during an administrative hearing.