Governments and non-profit organizations are bound by administrative law. When these organizations conduct hearings, they must be full and fair according to the common law and applicable legislation. Lawyers should be involved in this process as they are trained in the conduct of hearings and their legal requirements. Deficient hearings may cause damage to an organization’s reputation, finances and membership, in addition to often being appealable to the courts. Governments and non-profit organizations must handle their hearings and disputes competently.