ALJ Functions - Administrative Hearings

Functions of the Presiding Judge

  • Issuing subpoenas
  • Managing and presiding over hearings and investigations on-the-record
  • Issuing orders
  • Issuing initial decisions
  • Issuing reports to the commission
  • Overseeing discovery
  • Acting on motions filed in a case
  • Making findings of fact
  • Certifying questions to the Commission
  • Issuing Protective Orders 
  • Establishing Procedural Schedules
  • Reviewing and certifying settlements to the Commission
  • Summarily disposing of cases

Under the Commission's rules of practice and procedure, Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) act as settlement judges, mediators, facilitators, and arbitrators.

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This page was last updated on July 15, 2020