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THE HEARING EXAMINER OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM
WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON

Rules of Practice and Procedure


Section 2: Rules of General Application
Chapter 10: Pre-Hearing Conference

(a) The Hearing Examiner may, on the Hearing Examiner’s own order, or at the request of a department or party, hold a conference prior to the hearing to consider:

    1. Identification, clarification, and simplification of the issues;
    2. Disclosure of witnesses to be called and exhibits to be presented;
    3. Motions;
    4. Other matters deemed by the Hearing Examiner appropriate for the orderly and expeditious disposition the proceedings.
(b) Prehearing conferences may be held by telephone conference call.
(c) The Hearing Examiner shall give notice to all parties of any prehearing conference. Notice may be written or oral.
(d) All parties shall be represented at any prehearing conference unless they waive the right to be present or represented, and are granted permission by the Hearing Examiner not to attend.
(e) Following the prehearing conference, the Hearing Examiner may issue an order reciting the actions taken or ruling on motions made at the conference.
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