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A prehearing conference is a conference held before the evidentiary hearing between the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) handling the case and the parties and/or their representatives.
A prehearing conference allows the ALJ and parties to explore the possibility of settlement through mediation and schedule a date(s) for the evidentiary hearing. It is also an opportunity for the ALJ and parties to:
No. Testimony will NOT be heard at the prehearing conference.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be made for any qualified individual upon request. Please contact the Equal Rights Division with specific information about your request before the date of your scheduled prehearing conference.
Please contact the Equal Rights Division at least one week before the date of your scheduled prehearing conference.
Your attorney may attend the prehearing conference on your behalf unless the ALJ orders otherwise.
If you cannot attend the prehearing conference, you may have another representative attend the conference on behalf of your client. However, the representative must still provide the ALJ with all requested documents, including your schedule of availability, the availability of your client(s) and witnesses, and information regarding your client's interest in mediation or settlement.
Following a prehearing conference, the ALJ issues a prehearing order that states the details determined at the prehearing conference.