OCALJ OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY COVID-19
The Office of Administrative Law Judges remains open and is conducting necessary judicial business (using technology as appropriate). The Office is accepting filings and responding to inquiries. Only essential staff are present in our offices during business hours with the majority of staff teleworking.
All hearing-specific or other deadlines or scheduling orders in pending cases remain in effect unless modified by the assigned Administrative Law Judge or if the matter has not yet been assigned, the Chief Administrative Law Judge. The Chief Administrative Law Judge is confident that all assigned judges will apply the principles of flexibility and accommodation to reasonable requests for filing or scheduling adjustments necessitated by reasonable and fact-based travel, health or safety concerns, or advice or directives of public health officials.
The OALJ is extending the opportunity for the parties to Commission proceedings to participate in remote hearings (using Webex) and settlement conferences (using Zoom) to minimize in-person contact during the COVID 19 pandemic. Both platforms are free and can be accessed on a home desktop computer, or laptop, or cell phone.
General Information on how to use Webex and Zoom can be found at the following websites: