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Office of Hearings and Appeals

Volume I

Transmittal No. I-2-39

Chapter: I-2-600

Subject: Conduct of Hearings

Explanation of Content and Changes

This transmittal revises section I-2-652 A., Opening Statement — General, to provide examples of questions an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) should ask an unrepresented claimant to ensure that the claimant is capable of making an informed choice about representation, and to include a statement that the ALJ must enter into the record the acknowledgment letter and enclosure(s) that the hearing office (HO) sends to an unrepresented claimant.


Remove from Chapter I-2-600:

I-2-652 Opening Statement, and I-2-654 B., dated June 30, 1994 (2 pages).


Insert in Chapter I-2-600:

I-2-652 Opening Statement through I-2-654 E. cont., dated May 26, 1995 (3 pages).

Date: May 26, 1995