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You Can't Judge a CCH Set Notice By Its Cover

Observant system participants may have noticed a conspicuous omission from Contested Case Hearing set notices lately: the name of the Administrative Law Judge assigned to the case.  The Division recently halted the practice of announcing the appointed judge on the notification of hearing dates, times, and locations.  

The decision would seem to have something to do with the increasingly common practice of shifting docket assignments among Division judges to distribute cases more evenly in the interim between the BRC and the CCH.  

However, there is concern among system advocates that the change may result in pre-hearing motions sitting in limbo until a final determination on the presiding judge has been made, a selection that is often not finalized until the Friday before a CCH.