Ill. Admin. Code tit. 38, § 100.170 - Hearings

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 15, April 8, 2022

The sequence to be followed for all contested cases is as follows:

a) Status Calls and Preliminary Hearings. The purpose is to set a date on which all Parties expect to be prepared to proceed with their cases and to rule on any preliminary motions that are presented.
b) Prehearings - Optional. The purposes are set forth in Section 100.150.
c) Formal Hearings
1) Preliminary Matters - Motions, attempts to narrow issues or limit evidence.
2) Opening Statements - The Party bearing the burden of proof proceeds first.
3) Case in Chief - Evidence is presented by the Party bearing the burden of proof.
4) Defense - Evidence may be presented by the opposing Party.
5) Closing Statements - The Party bearing the burden of proof proceeds first, then the opposing Party, then a final word by the Party bearing the burden of proof.

Notes

Ill. Admin. Code tit. 38, § 100.170
Adopted at 45 Ill. Reg. 12525, effective 9/23/2021.

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