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Effective September 3, 2013, Kerry Sullivan will join the Division as Deputy Commissioner for Hearings, replacing Dan Barry, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Hearings, who will return to his role as head of the Appeals Panel. Some of you may know Mr. Sullivan from his many years as an administrative law judge at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). SOAH proceedings tend to be more formal than DWC proceedings. The rules of evidence apply at SOAH and there are also detailed procedural rules which tend to be consistently and uniformly applied, resulting in fewer surprises for the parties. Mr. Sullivan was well respected as a judge by those who appeared before him and will hopefully be a positive influence on the Division.