When is the ALJ assigned to the hearing?
The OAH assigns an ALJ at least five business days before the hearing. A party may ask which ALJ is assigned to the hearing by calling or writing the OAH field office listed on the notice of hearing. If requested by a party, the OAH must send the name of the assigned ALJ to the party by email or in writing at least five business days before the party's scheduled hearing date. For division of child support cases, the OAH will only be required to assign an ALJ at least five days before the hearing if such a request is specifically made by one of the parties.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020
. WSR 11-04-074, § 388-02-0230, filed 1/31/11, effective 3/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.020
. WSR 00-18-059, § 388-02-0230, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00.]