I-2-1-75.Prehearing Conference

Last Update: 9/28/05 (Transmittal I-2-67)

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The ALJ may decide on his or her own initiative, or on a claimant's request, to hold a prehearing conference to facilitate the hearing. Depending upon the issues to be discussed, the ALJ or designee may conduct the conference by telephone, by videoconference or in a face-to-face meeting. The ALJ or his or her designee shall:

  1. notify the claimant of the time, place and purpose of the conference at least 7 days before the conference date, unless all parties have indicated in writing that they waive the right to written notice of the conference (See I-2-1-91, Sample - Letter to Unrepresented Claimant Confirming Prehearing Conference, and I-2-1-92 Sample - Letter to Representative Confirming Prehearing Conference.);

  2. make a recording of the conference; and

  3. as appropriate, issue orders or prepare stipulations setting forth all agreements and actions resulting from the conference.

NOTE:

The recording of the conference and all orders, stipulations or agreements shall become a part of the record and shall be binding on all parties.