Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary


1) A description of decisions or actions of an administrative or executive government agency that are similar to a court proceeding. For example, the National Labor Relations Board is a quasi-judicial body that decides labor dispute cases based on the written record of evidence heard and decisions reached by administrative law judges. 2) Sometimes used more generally to refer to adjudicative procedures that occur outside of courts. For example, arbitration is often referred to as a quasi-judicial proceeding.