(1) The parties shall
within a reasonable time prior to the commencement of the hearing but at least
ten (10) days prior to the hearing, exchange lists of the names, addresses, and
phone numbers of witnesses, including experts, whom each party expects to call
or may call on its behalf.
parties shall also, within a reasonable period of time prior to the hearing,
exchange copies of documents, and designate documents already in the possession
of the other party which are intended to be introduced as evidence at the
hearing. The parties shall similarly, upon request, make available to each
other for inspection, copying, testing or sampling any tangible item intended
to be introduced as evidence.
Respondent shall be furnished, within a reasonable time prior to the
commencement of the hearing but at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing,
any written statements or other record memorializing oral statements made by
the Respondent during the course of the investigation.
(4) The parties shall be required to confer
either in person or by telephone, in reasonable advance of a scheduled hearing
date but at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing, in a good-faith attempt
to reach an agreement as to the admissibility of any documents or tangible
items intended to be offered in evidence for either side. The parties may
stipulate as to any matter of fact and such stipulation will satisfy a party's
burden of proving the fact alleged. The parties shall be encouraged to reach
pre-hearing stipulations which could facilitate adjudication of the case. The
hearing officer, upon his or her own motion or upon the request of either
party, may schedule a pre-hearing conference to hear and rule on motions or
other preliminary matters, or otherwise facilitate adjudication of the
Ga. Comp. R.
& Regs. R. 295-5-.04
Original Rule entitled
"Witnesses, Respondent Statements, Witness Statements" adopted. F.
Jan. 19, 1989; eff.
Feb. 7, 1989.