If the parties are not successful in either the Resolution session or Mediation, the process of a Hearing will commence. The following steps are the standard means of getting the parties ready to appear before an Administrative Law Judge.
• Preparation of documents for litigation
• Participation at a Pre-Hearing Conference for the purpose of defining and limiting the issues that will be presented
• Identification of witnesses for both parties
At the conclusion of a Hearing, the parties can elect for a period of time in which to file their closing statements. Subsequent thereto, the Administrative Law Judge will issue a decision on all of the issues presented. If either party is not satisfied with the findings of the Administrative Law Judge, the law allows for appeal to be taken to the designated Federal Court of their jurisdiction.