1209 PRE-HEARING CONFERENCES AND DISCOVERY
1209.1 Prior to any scheduled evidentiary hearing, the Presiding Member may require that the appellant and/or his or her attorney or representative appear for a pre-hearing conference with the Chief and/or the Chief’s representative to consider the following:
(a) Simplification of the issues;
(b) The necessity or desirability of amendments to the issues in dispute;
(c) The possibility of obtaining the admission of facts and documents which will avoid unnecessary proof;
(d) Limitation of the number of witnesses;
(e) Other matters which may aid in the disposition of the appeal; and
(f) Whether or not the use of any pre-hearing discovery is necessary to a fair adjudication of the appeal, what form the discovery may take, and any schedule for such discovery.
1209.2 The Presiding Member may issue a pre-hearing statement which recites the action taken at the conference, the amendments allowed to the issues in dispute, and the agreements made by the parties as to any of the matters considered which limit the issues for hearing to those issues not disposed of by admissions or agreements of counsel or parties.
1209.3 The Presiding Member may issue a pre-hearing order concerning the timing and manner of discovery and any pretrial motions or orders.
SOURCE: Final Rulemaking published at 62 DCR 11123 (August 14, 2015).