Because of COVID-19, ALJ Program members are maximizing telework and minimizing working at their offices.  If you have a question about a case not yet assigned to a judge, please contact the Docketing Center (via email  If your case has been assigned to a judge, please contact the judge’s office by emailing the judge’s paralegal and/or attorney.  Reminder, parties are prohibited from communicating with a judge about their case outside the presence of the opposing party or opposing party’s counsel.

United States Coast Guard
Administrative Law Judges (ALJ)

This site provides a central location that mariners, attorneys, or the general public can use to quickly access general information, sample forms, program contact information, press releases, rules of practice, laws and regulations, ALJ decisions, Appeal decisions and other pertinent information relating to the USCG Suspension and Revocation process. This information is intended solely for general purposes and should not be considered a substitute for the advice of an attorney.

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At the left, users will find easy links relating to the content listed above. We encourage users to check this site often as information is being added and updated frequently.

Our Mission

To provide an impartial, independent, and dignified forum to resolve matters that come before us fairly and timely in accordance with the Constitution, applicable law, and agency regulations.

Organizational Goals

  • To secure fast, impartial, and well reasoned judicial services.

  • To clarify agency policy concerning cases brougt before us.

  • To promote confidence in the administrative adjudicative process.

  • To create an atmosphere in which the parties recognize they have been dealt with fairly.