Hearing Officer Preferences

1. Written correspondence from counsel to the hearing officer and use of email.
2. Preference for the use of telephone conferences rather than in-person conferences for any category of conferences scheduled in connection with a case.
3. Courtesy copies of motions, briefs, and other writings for chambers.
4. Exchange of exhibits prior to hearing, stipulations.
5. The extent to which counsel may influence scheduling dates, etc.
6. The average amount of time allowed for briefing and the extent to which the
standard amount of time is varied.
7. Procedure for scheduling hearings, including whether a date certain for hearing is assigned; if so, the amount of time prior to hearing that such a date certain is assigned; and the extent to which it may be moved after it is scheduled.
8. Pre-Hearing briefs submitted by counsel.
9. Whether telephonic testimony is permitted and requirements for taking telephonic testimony.
10. Practices regarding applications for subpoena and when applications must be filed.
11. Whether more than one attorney may handle hearing for a party.
12. Whether use of certified legal interns is permitted.
13. Pre-marking of documentary and photographic exhibits and other demonstrative evidence for hearing and the date upon which exchange of exhibits is to take place, if any.
14. General approach to settlement..


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