Author: Catherine M. Callery (Kate)| Louise M. Tarantino
The Fall Church Office of Adjudication and Review (ODAR) recently issued a “Message to Claimants’ Representatives” setting forth a list of “Best Practices for Representatives.” Noting that the practices listed are “merely suggestions,” the list was signed by the Deputy Commissioner, Chief Administrative Law Judge, and the Regional Chief Administrative Law Judges.
The top suggestions for practice before an ALJ hearing?
The entire document, which includes some more specific and plenty more generic suggestions such as “establishing a good working relationship with hearing office staff and management,” is available as DAP #519. Maybe now we can submit our suggestions for “Best Practices for ALJs.”