Can I Appear In Person?
You may be notified that you are scheduled to appear by telephone rather than in person. If you prefer to appear in person, you should contact the hearing office at least two days before the hearing date to make sure the hearing office has facilities for your in-person appearance. If such facilities are available, you will be able to participate in person.
Cautionary note: if the other party is scheduled by telephone, you will be expected to send them any documentary evidence that you offer as exhibits so that they have copies of that evidence at the time of the hearing.